Progress & Goals
LEAN BODY MASS
My Workout Philosophy View My Full Workout Program
So I'm switching things up!
I've been doing a split routine for as long as I can remember. Chest ,tri's, anmd calves on Monday, back, bi's, and abs on Tuesday, Wedensday off, Shoulders, traps, and calves on Thursday, legs and abs on Friday. Pretty boring stuff.
I've decided to fool aorund with fullbody workouts 3 times a week. Hitting the weight as hard and I can every day, with an attempt to raise my personal bests each Friday.
I find it very challenging and very taxing on the nervous system, but my body loves it! The increased frequency is definitely helping me tone, and I can feel it in the muscles and am getting nice pumps. My girlfriend says she can definitely notice a difference.
So for now, It's full body workouts from now till the end of the year, then it's back to splits for a heavy bulk in January.
My Nutrition Program View My Full Nutrition Program
Trying a modified Carb Backloading Diet
After seeing a profile comment by one of my BB.com friends, I decided to give Carb Backloading a try. Essentially it's getting 30 carbs per day for 5 to 10 days, then really no carbs during the day, then eating all of your calories at night.
Reminds me of the Warrior Diet, or Intermittent fasting. There must be a reason all of these techniques work so well! So I'm going to try this till the end of the year. Then it's bulk time in January!
My Supplement Program View My Full Supplement Program
My Motivation Program View My Full Motivation Program
When you hit 40, you need to work to keep your body looking good and youthful!
I am currently doing the Jim Stappani "Shortcut to Size" program. I've done a few other programs, but not as diligently as I have decided this time around.
I've been working out for about 4 years. I'd go for a while, then fall off the wagon. You know how it is. You decide you're too tired. You'll take the day off... just this once. If you're feeling funky, that would lead to the next day, then the next. Then you realize you haven't been to the gym in over a month or longer.
It doesn't take long for all the bad habits to creep back in. Having that cold beer is just so comforting, That high carb/sugary foods that taste so good, and feel even better going down. Yea.. I know how it is. I used to be 130 lbs dripping wet, and could eat whatever I wanted.
Somwhere along the way I got depressed, stagnant, and lazy. I didn't even want to leave my house. I lost my confidence and self-esteem. I drank my face off almost every day, smoked like a chimney, and eat crap because it was easy to make.
I didn't even notice the gradual change. Until one day I was over 160 lbs, and was afriad I wouldn't be able to see my toes if I kept it up. I couldn't keep up with my 8 year old son in the playground.
In the fall of 2008, a friend of mine came to stay with me. He used to be 220 lbs, and now he is a very fit 180 lbs. he told me how he dedicated himself to fitness and transformed his body, his mind, and his life.
Seeing is believing. After seeing his success, I decided to embark on my own. I was surprised how easy it was. Sure the workouts can be grueling at times. But with consistency, and perseverence, it's amazing what I achieved.
Get past those who will mock you. They don't want you to change, because it makes them feel better about their own downward spiral. Be an insipration. Allow your own motivation to change your life be the "light bulb" that goes off in their minds, and pushes them into ACTION.
Mind, body and spirit. It truly is the development of them all that leads to a fulfilling and happy life.
Go for it!