Today, for the first time in probably 5 or 6 years, I stepped in to a gym and did some good old fashioned weightlifting. Feels good man. After I started Uni I dropped all interest in keeping in shape and I've never really gotten around to doing anything about it since. Yesterday, the urge suddenly got me, I felt like going out and buying some gear and getting busy, and so I did.
I reckon I could probably do with dropping maybe 15 kilos of beer gut and putting on some mores muscle and that is now my plan.
I don't want to go all crazy to start with since I reckon the next month or so is going to be hell. My body is going to be sore as fuck and my muscles will bitch and moan, so I'm just going to do what ever I can manage to get myself conditioned again. In the end I plan on getting serious about it. 5-6 days a week of 1-2 hours of weightlifting and cardio when I can manage it.
I plan on using a simple and easy training schedule for the foreseeable future. A 3 day split where I train separate bodyparts each day and after the 3rd day I start over.
Day 1. Chest, Biceps, Abdominals.
Day 2. Lowerback + hamstrings, Upper back, triceps.
Day 3. Thighs, calfs, shoulders + neck.
This was always my favorite programme back in highschool and I'm sure it wont fail me now.
I'm going to chalk down what I managed to lift these first days so I have something to compare with later as I advance. The weights are in kilos.
Benchpress: 10x20, 10x30, 10x40, 10x50, 8x60
"Pull-over": 10x15, 10x20,6x27,5
Butterfly: 15x5, 10x10, 6x12,5
Barbell curls: 10x15, 10x20, 8x25, 5x30, ?x10
Isolated seated barbell curls: 10x5, 10x8, 5x12,5
Then I threw in a few sets for the lower back and the abdominals, but I didn't go nuts because I wanted my core to be relatively fresh for the next two days which are going to get mean and I have no idea how they'll hold up.
All in all not that bad compared to what I feared. I was surprised that I got that many reps at 60 on my bench. I was never that strong on the bench to begin with.
I'd forgotten that awesome feeling you get when you experience "the pump", I was probably grinning like an idiot half the time.
Now to see if I can actually get serious about this.
This post has been edited by Aptorian Sharktopus: 07 September 2011 - 06:37 PM