Okay, so I finally decided to give this a shot. Keeping detailed data about my progress in the gym and training.
Some backround information first:
BF %: Estimating around 11.5 %, plan on getting calipers soon though.
I'm currently in the ending stages of a cutting phase. At my current pace, I suspect I'll be done in less than a month. I really just wanted to get a decent 6 pack before my clean bulk starts. My strength isn't very impressive at the moment as I've been basically cutting for a long long time now. Never actually did a formal bulk as I used to think one could always gain muscle and lose fat at the same time efficiently.
I used to be around 6'3" and 225-230 when I was around 17. Not quite my heaviest, BF % wise, but that's the last weight I recall. And since then I've been watching what I eat more and doing much more cardio. I got down to about 180 (6'4") at one point, and that's when I started to lift. I started off with some free weights that I had at home, basically not knowing what the hell I was doing. I obviously didn't quite know what I was doing then, and I'm still learning the ropes in many regards to this day.
But I'd say I've been really focused and educated in proper nutrition and lifting for maybe only 6 months at most, and my results since then have shown. I've managed to pack on some newbie muscle as I cut fat slowly. Currently, my muscle gains have been minimal at best, which is to be expected when cutting.
Nutrition Wise: I'm not gonna really get too detailed about what I eat here in my journal. I do eat super clean though. My knowledge of nutrition is vastly superior to my actually knowledge of training and lifting, so I'm pretty set in this field.
ON Whey Powder
Creatine Monohydrate (started taking early this month, might try CEE after my current supply runs out)
Green Tea Extract
Cutting taking in around 2600-2800 calories a day on my cut.
Training and lifting wise: I'm still very much learning the ropes and figuring out proper form, terminology, a good split, etc...
Current 4 day split:
Day 1: Biceps/Back/Traps
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Triceps/Chest/Delts
Day 4: Abs
I don't have any set rest days, I just incorporate them as I see fit and depending on schedule, usually 2 rest days a week from the gym.
I also do sprints on some local trails in the mountains about 2 times a week on average.
I play tons of basketball throughout the week as well. No set schedule for this really, but I do my best to keep cardio and lifting far apart from each other timewise.
So with this journal I'm hoping to gauge my results better, motivate myself more, and perhaps receive any constructive criticism of any kind (especially in regards to my lifting). I'm all ears and would be grateful to receive any kind of advice =).
So here goes...
(day 1 to be updated later tonight)
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