I always had a ‘fitness’ category on the blog, but have never really used it and thought that with right now having some down time from the gym I would start to write some fitness related posts as well. First things first, my downtime is because I had LASIK a few days ago and had to take a week off from my gym routine for recovery. In regards to fitness or anything even close to it up until about a year and a half I had nothing to do with it! I never went to the gym, didn’t play any organized sports and was just an overall “average” guy. Then after some wanting and hoping I decided it was time for a change and I got a membership and a trainer. I instantly fell in love with the entire lifestyle, some say I got addicted, but I am okay with that addiction. Since then I went through a process of losing weight to trim down and lost over 30 lbs. After that I started working to strictly gain lean muscle mass without any drugs. My goals are single digit body fat % and a weight of around 180 lbs. I hope to reach this goal by the end of the year. The gym was a big motivator for me to get LASIK since my glasses were constantly getting in the way.
My typical 7 day split:
I use the same split for about 12 weeks before switching it up to continuously maintain muscle confusion and growth/development. I plan to start a bit slow coming back from LASIK before kicking it into full gear. Aside from a few occurrences here and there I tend to go to the gym once a day. Mon-Fri I go after work for about 2 hours and on weekends I try to go twice (morning and late-afternoon) but at worst, once in the morning. I don’t believe in the concept of overtraining and focus on proper recovery and supplementation.
Supplements I take:
Morning: Fish Oil, Maca Powder Capsules, BCAAs, 2 Scoops Whey+water+raw cacao powder
Pre Workout: Bullnox pre workout, Glutamine capsule, Creatine, 1 Scoop Whey+Water
Intra Workout: BCAA+Water
Post Workout: Glutamine capsule, Creatine, 2 Scoops Whey+Water
Before Bed: 2 Scoops Casein + Water
The supplements are also on a rotating schedule as I don’t always take creatine and glutamine, depending on my training at the time. I also rotate pre workouts as your body tends to adjust and require more and more servings.
Thats the basic in to to my fitness lifestyle. I will continue posting more and appreciate any and all comments! I plan to touch on my meal replacement shakes which helped me lose weight when I was first getting started as well as further details on the supplements I take and the research I put into the ingredients of major brands before choosing the ones for me. I also will include some info on a specialty form of training I do called Ultimate Sandbag Training with my trainer as well as more routines for the gym. I will try to include some posts about my diet as well!