IT BEGINS AGAIN.....
Sep 28, 2015 12:01am
After a 2 month break it's time to get my ass back into gear, get a structured training program in place, and get my nutrition back on plan.
For the next 3 months I'll be doing a combination of German Volume training (10 sets of 10 reps) & following a high carb diet. Mixed into this will be some crossfit style workouts & steady state cardio to keep the fat gain to a minimum.
As always this is my journal to track my progress, hold myself accountable & admit if and when I fall off the wagon!
Sep 28, 2015 3:31am
3500 calories per day - 55% carbs / 30% protein / 15% fats with a high protein day every Wednesday/Saturday & a 2000 calorie day every Sunday
Sep 28, 2015 11:57am
WINTER BULKING - Day 84
Day one begins soon! Starting each day with 1egg, 4 egg whites, 1 cup oatmeal & soy milk & a protein shake after the workout..
Today is legs & shoulders. Heavy weight for as long as possible & only drop weight when you need to..
Building solid mass for the 2016 baby!
Sep 28, 2015 3:25pm
DAY 84 COMPLETE
Only did 120lbs on the squats (leg press was busy) & 70lbs on the barbell shoulders.
70lbs leg extensions & 20lbs lateral raises
Body is a little shot to hell after 2 days of crossfit so I fully intend to jack the weight up a lot higher next week.. Solid start though!
Sep 30, 2015 2:19am
WINTER BULKING - Day 83
This workout destroys me!!
I've got major soreness & doms kicking in. I've been fine with my meal plans and tomorrow it's crossfit.
Good start to a 84 day program!!
Motivation - I lost all motivation to train hard for the last 2 months. Basically I was going through the motions. By establishing a program again I hit the gym, put my music on, switch off & hit the reps!!
NEVER go to the gym until you know what you're gonna do!
Oct 3, 2015 2:20pm
So the first week hasn't been too bad!! Volume training really wipes you out physically and the onset of delayed muscle soreness has been hitting me all week. I need to lift heavier this coming week though. I'm fatiguing out around the 6-7th set and that's not good enough. I need to be straining by the 3rd at least then pushing through. Meal plan wise I'm struggling to eat during the day coz I'm so busy at work but I'm doing my best. My macros aren't on point yet so I'll need to work on that. To those who have PM'd me recently, I'll message you back but I've retreated into my shell recently to deal with some things. I'll be back soon though
Oct 4, 2015 4:21pm
Today is meant to be my rest day where I only do 45mins of steady state cardio... I HATE this day!!!!!
So I've got a decision to make (1) do I stick to my plan coz rest is important to help the muscles repair & grow which will ultimately make me look better or (2) do I hit the weights again coz I love the burn, I love the pain & I love pushing myself to the absolute limit & don't really give a crap if it'll mean I'll not look as good?!?!
Which one do you think I'm gonna choose?
Oct 4, 2015 6:14pm
I think you are going to do the right thing for your body and REST!
Oct 5, 2015 6:38pm
I envy you!!! I'm so ready to be back in the gym and feeling that burn!!!
Oct 5, 2015 9:57pm
What is German volume training?. I am trying to tone up and need something that will challenge me
Oct 6, 2015 1:24am
Into my second week of volume training. This week I'll stay on the 10 sets of 10 reps but I'm increasing the weight.
Next week I'll switch to 10 sets of 3 reps with significantly heavier weight & slightly longer rests as I continue to pack on mass.
It's going well so far & my body is very fatigued... So basically I'm loving it!
Oct 12, 2015 2:13pm
After 2 weeks of volume training and increasing my calories it's now time to move into the 3-6 rep range & lift some seriously heavy iron!!
My calories will now be jacked up to 3500-4000 and will be 60% carbs
I also started taking creatine & bcaa's this weekend
BULKING SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!!