Lets see it Line, looking forward to it.
"What up everybody so glad you're here
It's Coolio with the flow back in your ear
This ain't a fantastic voyage
But I'm still on a mission to see if I can
Get your attention"
Okay, so I'm back. For those who don't know, I used to actually be somewhat of a gym rat, or at the very least an alcoholic who frequented the gym. Back in my hay day I was moderately strong and had a decent physique. I know, I know, these are quite alarming claims but rest assured they are accurate. So anyway, after a long layoff due to 1) moving furniture 50 hours a week during the summer, 2) subluxing my right shoulder at the end of August, and 3) depression, I'm finally back to hitting the gym consistently...read on.
I'm training with Glex again we're currently back on our split of Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, Tris and Day 2: Legs, Back, Bis. Obviously, my strength is not what it used to be but I plan on sticking with the basics until I'm back to my former glory. For example, yesterday I was able incline dumbbell press 90's for 6 reps x 2 sets as opposed to pressing the 120's for 12 reps x 2 sets. Also, my current seated military press is only around 155 pounds for 6 reps down from 225 for 4 reps; my shrugs are also down about a plate per side at 315 pounds. Today I was able to squat 315 for 6 reps and do two sets of 8 pull ups from a dead-hang.
As you can see my strength isn't nearly what it could or should be but hopefully it will return soon. Another tidbit worth mentioning is that I'm currently weighing about 203, a full 20 pounds less than this time last year. I'm trying to stay leaner and actually plan on losing bodyfat while gaining my strength (and some size) back. I'll be in the gym at least 4 times a week from here on out, focusing on frequency of compound movements, and you'll be getting regular updates, laid out in full, as soon as I feel I've entered "phase 2" of my program.
It's great to be back in the log section, thanks to whoever has bothered to read this. I'll be sure to make my rounds to my buddies' logs when I have the time.
Until next time: hit 'em up!
Glex - I know.
Lionheart - Check back in a few weeks and I guarantee you'll be impressed. ;)
PrizeFighter - Thanks for stopping by, bro. I'll be sticking to the basics so my progress should come pretty rapidly based on my history.
Hypo - Glad you stopped in. You know I'll be killing the weights very soon.
Mexi - I actually usually train like that. Most of my training is based around heavy compound movements which generate, among other things, a greater hormonal response and frequency is generally regarded as being better than volume. Good question though and thanks for checking out my log.
UPDATE: Glex and I should be training Chest, Shoulders, and Tris again later today so be sure to check back.