Not getting much traffic on my Bodyspace page with my workout blog, so I will try on here. I will be honest and tell ya up front I LOVE any support and comments I can get :>)
A quick synopsis of my fitness history. I have been obese a majority of my life. I avoided weighing myself at all costs, so not sure what my highest weight was. After attending the 2004 Arnold and before turning 39 I made a decision to change my lifestyle. What prompted me was a pic taken with me and three buff babes and realizing I weighed more than the three of them put together (I was at 353 lbs.)
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had slept with a CPAP machine for several years and had chronic back problems (L4 bulging disc).
I utilized the online personal training services of someone I met at the 2004 Arnold - Wendy Lindquist of British Columbia - and have worked with her ever since. After a year of training, eating healthier and joining a running club, my weight was down to 285 lbs., I no longer needed the CPAP machine to sleep, my back was fine and I ran the 2005 Cleveland Half Marathon.
My current goals are to bring my body fat down to 15% and compete in a bodybuilding competition someday.
With all this new energy, I completed my CTM (Competent Toast Master) with my local Toastmasters club and started my new business as a personal consultant for students and their parents about the application process to get into college and how to finance it. Check it out at http://www.collegesalsa.com if you want more info :>)
Just switched up my weight training routine. Going to three sets for 8-12 reps a set with first two sets as "warm up" sets for the last set which I will lift "heavy".
Today was Back/Chest day.
Oct. 9 workout
Did today’s workout at the school gym, so harder to do chest/back day.
Bench Press 2×12@115, 1×12@145
Lat Pull Down 2×12@70, 2×12@100
Rotary Chest Press 2×12@50, 1×12@80
Seated Row 2×12x100, 1×12@125
Push Ups 2×12, 1×15
Bent Over Row 2×12@30, 1×12@35
10 minutes on bike
I have not done push ups for awhile and it was so weird to do them - lol I am definately stronger than before as this has been the easiest it felt to do them and I felt I could do them without “cheating”. Love doing the two warmup sets as I think it gives me confidence to do the one “heavy” set.
I feel stronger than I have in the past, especially upper body.
Check out my bodyspace profile for pix, past workouts and additional info. about me, including me running on the treadmill in what looks in slow motion, but is actual speed - lol It was taken at the 2006 Arnold where I was doing a 5 mile run on the treadmill while preparing for the Arnold 5K.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far :>)
Thread: R.J.'s Workout Blog and Stuff