Weight: 86kg Measurements: Lost my tape measure so I'll get some up tomorrow. Goals: Recomp. Bit more mass then trim down for Summer. Get my lifts to where they were before tearing my rotator cuff. Lifts: Squat 120 x 5 (PB 160 x 1), Deadlift 140 x 5 (PB 190 x 1), Bench 82.5 x 4 (PB 105 x 5), Press 57.5 x 5 (PB 65 x 5), Row 75 x 5 (PB 90 x 5). Method: Six week bulk, six week cut, may rejig to eight and four depending on progress. Using a personally adapted WS4SB split as always and will throw in as much cardio as I can as I'm aiming to do a half-marathon in a few months. Diet: Eat well, eat a lot. I'm not massively fussy but it'll be about 3,500Kcal a day with slightly less on non-weights days. Carb-heavy on training days with a massive meal after the gym, fat heavy on cardio days with a massive meal at breakfast, always loads of protein, whole food 90% of the time. Probs post a diet up at some point. Will be using supps (Total Peptide Whey Protein, Taurine, Creatine, Green Tea Extract, L-Leucine, Thermopure).
Apologies for the crappy photos, I don't have a full length mirror or camera with a timer and the lighting in my bathroom's crap. As for the proof one, my laptop doesn't work away from the charger and my work one can't connect to the net so I had to use the date on the system, you should just be able to make it out. I hope I've been around here long enough for people to know I'm not faking.
Been meaning to get back into the gym properly for a long time!
I'm looking to both lose fat and (more importantly) build muscle. The plan is to do a relatively simple strength programme of my own concoction and treat fat loss as an added bonus to muscular gain.
I've been suffering from an injury to my right knee for about 15 months now, and have not been able to run for this time (NHS are being god-awfully slow about sorting me out...). So I won't be doing much in the way of leg work (my GP said cycling is the only thing I can really do, so I'll at least get on the bike for 30mins or so each gym session).
My aim is to get back into the shape I was in before I came to uni in 2009. I was 13.5st then but piled on the pounds in my first semester and was 16st by xmas!
This was most disheartening because I was borderline (I like to think at least...) obese from age 9 until the age of 16. At 16 I was prospected (I guess that's the correct term) by Scottish Rugby and thus was put on a pretty intensive strength and conditioning programme for a few months from about February 2007 to June of the same year. Then, after they cut me loose I gradually fell back down the ladder to being a mere local club/school player, and by 2009 I was only going to the gym a couple of times a week to keep myself ticking over.
Pics to illustrate why I'm so disappointed in myself:
2009 (freshers week):
2010 (fat **** again):
Sorry for the ridiculously long-winded backstory, but that is my motivation. I worked so hard to get slimmer having been fat for my entire adolescence, only to throw it all away when I got to uni .
Sorry for: (a) The crap picture quality... I had to use the webcam built into my laptop which, incidentally, cannot be moved because the screen is hanging on by it's cable... thus my laptop sits in a chair all the time ... (b) my 'pose'.
As of 08/01/2012:
Hope this post is all kosher, let me know if there's any problems mods...
Aims: Lose the extra stone and a half I've put on. Short term is to fit back into my clothes as I can't afford to buy new ones Also, tone up midriff and improve general fitness as it is very poor after a longterm illness.
Apology for the crappy proof, was trying to think of something better to do but strapped for time and didn't have a paper or anything and couldn't find a way to best setup the camera to get a good view of my monitor.. So ended up with a dark ominous picture of my flabby hairy chest with a tsr post in the background from today. Put the post itself in the first to show it.
Goal is to cut BF%, 2lbs a week, so 24lbs by end of the contest. I'm guessing that I'm somewhere low 20%'s BF wise, at least less than 25% anyway. Will see how low I can get I guess! Never been lean in my life.
With any luck I'll look like I lift by the end of it, body is rather typical SS look atm though, no arms. Might throw in some arm assistance to try and improve a bit.
Right, I have some pics. I'd like to go anon por favor
height 5ft 3
I'm transgendered (female to male) which is why I'm in the male category. I'd like to lose as much excess weight as possible and reduce my curves and breasts and add muscle to make my body seem more masculine. I don't know if I'll achieve much in 12 weeks but i'm going to do my best. Already changed to a healthier diet and looking to do more exercise.