Well...I'm going to try to make it a habit to post progress in here every so often. I got somewhat of a busy schedule coming up (with finals approaching fast) so there will be times when I won't update for a while. Anyhow, i'm doing this to keep myself on track. I'm coming up on my 3rd week of lifting now. I actually started lifting in 9th grade and gained 30lbs of muscle that year, but then some unfortunate circumstances came up and I was without a gym for 2 years, and basketball consumed my senior year in HS. Now i'm in college and since i'm not playing competitive sports, I've made a decision to get myself in shape (because you just feel so damn good when you're in shape). Here's my today's workout:
Every excersice was done on 5x5rep, except for abs and lower back:
Today was upper body day:
155lbs bench press - felt good, needed my spot on the last 2 reps, perfect!
60lbs 1 arm row - got a nice workout on my back muscles.
dips w/bodyweight - well, i'm a tall guy (6'8) so any bodyweight excercises are a biatch because of the long arms. Went to failure on the last set.
40lbs standing shoulder press - felt like poopoo - my triceps were toast so my shoulders didn't even get a decent workout. Had to supplement with 15lbs lateral raises. Next time i'll do shoulders after bench so this doesn't happen again.
130lbs lat pulldown - felt pretty good overall. My lats are probably my weakest area, so I need to work my ass off on these. Pull ups are no-go...arms are too long and I weigh too much for my strength to be able to do enough.
35lbs standing curls - got a nice bicep workout in. Was planning on preacher curls, but it was taken.
incline twisting situps 3x10 w/35lbs plate - damn do my abs hurt now! Heh, definitely got a nice ab workout doing these.
back extensions 3x10 w/45lbs plate - lower back felt great after doing these!
trunk twists w/25lbs plate - a very nice finish to the workout. I love this excercis since it hits so many muscles all at once!
Overall workout felt pretty good. I got a energy drink and high protein nuts to eat right after working out. Then I got 2 sandwiches made on whole wheat bread with lots of meat in them. One of them was turkey, the other one was assorted deli meats (it tasted GREAT). Eat them about 2 hours apart.
I noticed that I've gone up in weight also. I was at 227lbs, which is the heaviest i've ever been. I've also been noticing that I'm losing fat and gaining more definition all around my body. This is great since i'm trying to work up to 240lbs while lowering my fat percentage.
I changed my diet this past week to 5-6 meals a day of healthy food and lots of protein. Within the next few weeks I should be seeing results from the diet. So far, I think it's working since I've gained some weight.
More to come next week!
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