I was going to wait until I get into a real gym to start a log but I'd like to keep a track of my progress and get some tips on my improvised workouts and how to make them more efficient
Because of my demanding work hours, it is nearly impossible for me to have set days or times for my training sessions. I am currently semi-cutting in the sense that I'd like to tighten up but because I'm carrying furniture for work I have to be extremely careful that my bodyweight doesn't drop too quickly. Also, because of the extreme physical labor involved in my job, doing more than a few exercises or sets per bodypart is out of the question. I plan on training every bodypart twice a week, except for abs, which will be trained three times a week. I will follow a very simple and repeatable split of:
-Chest and Arms
-Back and Shoulders
Calves and Abs I will put into any training day (probably in seperate sessions) as I see fit from a time-constraint standpoint.
Equipment I Currently Have Access To:
Until I return to school at the beginning of September, I am cycling between my basement and a small gym at my local college. Because I only take classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work full-time every other day I will only use the school gym on those days. Here is what I have to work with at each place so perhaps I can get suggestions on things I can add.
Barbell and Weights - The barbell weighs 25 pounds and can only hold about 205 additional pounds. I also have a 10 pound EZ bar.
Dumbells - Gifts from people that didn't want them anymore. I have nothing over 20 pounds.
Bench - Both flat and incline bench
Preacher Curl Bench
Weider Home Gym Station - Pathetic I know. Has a pressing machine, pec-deck, high-cable pulley, leg press, leg extension station, hamstring curl station, low-cable pulley.
Note: The weights are different for each exercise on the Home Gym so I will simply state how much of the stack I am performing each exercise with instead of a set amount of pounds (the stack has nine settings).
Summer Classes Gym:
Barbell and Weights - Olympic Bars and 25 pound EZ bars. Weights are standard but plates are sometimes hard to come by.
Dumbells - In five pound incriments up to 100 pounds.
Bench - Seperate flat, incline, and decline benches. Also, free-moving, scarcely used adjustable benches. Comfortable.
Preacher Curl Bench
Leg Press Machine
Hamstring Curl Machine - Two different stations
Cable Station - Standard gym towers with pull-down stations on each side and room for cable-crossovers in the middle. Also has a good pull-up bar.
What To Expect From My Log:
Besides my exercises and weights used I'll also report my weight at the beginning of each training cycle and also the time of day I trained and how many meals I've had prior to training.
Hope you guys enjoy it
Oh, and I'm only 5'8" and I'm done growing upwards
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