End of week #4
With my training I have come to find out that this isnt just about lifting weights, but its a life style. I have been introduced to so many different ways of lifting and training that I find difficult to understand. Some people say you need to extend the weight all the way out for a full rep. Some people say use mast e plosive reps, or use slow reps, and so one. All of these are great ways to workout to a point. Ask any bodybuilder though and they will tell you something different, and everyone will have a different way they train, eat, and recover. To some this up, every ones body is different and everyone's body reacts different to there training. I have finally found my way of training. One thing that does remain the same with any professional body builder, locally and nationally is the mind/ muscle technique. This WORKS! Some people say that I am rude in the gym because I dont converse as much as I use to. This is true but untrue. I go the gym to train and what I tell myself everyday is that no one there will train harder than me. No one will want it more than me. I go into a kind of zen state or a meditative state while training. I focus on every rep and I focus on the muscle I am training that day till I get the pump I want. Then I fight through the pain with everything I have and completely destroy that muscle. I have a very high intensity training but I do try to stay within the 8-12 rep range and what works for my body is explosive forward reps and slow negative reps to get to the deep muscle tissues and tear them up as well. After 2 hours in the gym I am completely exhausted. There is no more left in the tank and that is the way I like it.
End of Week #2
The gym! Its my sanctuary and also my drug. Its all I think about. I cant wait to get done with work everyday to hit the weights, and hit them hard. I'm loving my high intensity training so far. After my intense cutting training a couple weeks ago I have allot to work on. If I want to compete next year I will need to put on some intense gains. I am prepared for it. I have noticed some increase in mass and also some increase in soreness, lol. I do feel like I am well on my way to my goal and to achieving one of my dreams.
End of Week #1
Its seems like all I do is Eat, Sleep, and Work. I know that it will all pay off in the end. The first week of my transformation was, an experience to say the least. I have muscle sorness that I havent felt in a long time. Personaly, it feels great! I can already see a little change in my fasique. Im now figuring out what body parts im going to have to work on and try to get the hour glass look everyone is talking about. It may change in a year or so but for now thats the goal I will strive for.
Week#1 "The madness which is my life"
Its seems like college all over again. Instead of my schedual being; Wake up 6:00am, School 7:00-12:00pm, Work from 1:30-8:00pm, Gym from 8:30-10:00pm, Then study and repeat 5-7 days per week. Its Work, Gym, Family, Study, Eat, Sleep. 6:00am-10:00pm. No Breaks. I could however, stay up later and get a few more things done but I know my body needs its rest to repair from a killer workout. I know that my unltimate goal is to reach the peak of bodybuilding and stand on stage with the best of the best and hopefully someday hold the Sandow in my hands, But im years away from that point. Its just a mental game that I play with my self now. I was focused on cutting as much weight as I could to see how much lean muscle I had on my frame. During the same process I know I cut lean muscle mass out as well. I pushed myself to hard. Why cant I push myself as hard when it comes to gaining? Even though this is what I want, Mind, Body and Soul. I think its fear that drives me to quit before my peak. I need to take control of this fear and not care what other people say or look at me while I am training at the gym. I found that if I incase myself which is my cacoon "Sweat shirt" at the gym and throw my hood up and put my ear buds in I can drift away at least for a little while. If I want to be that best I need to push myself to the Max! and give it 100% everyday. I know I can and I will. Tomorrow is a new day. To bad its cardio day :P
Week #1 Switched From Cutting Training To Gainer Training
Today is my first entry of the first week for my Gainer Challenge. Im not quite sure how long I will push myself to gain and then switch back to my cutting program? My last program was an unbelievable jouney. I started working out when I recieved a year gym membership at the Y for only $50 a year, while I was attending college. It seems like all I did with my time was School, Work, Gym. 5-6 times per week. I developt relationships at the gym "employee's, and fellow gym members" that I never would have approached before. I was so driven to push myself mentally and physically that I gained 30lbs the first year. Sadly after college I left the Y to go to Alexandria for a change in carreer paths, Law Enforcment training. While attending college I lost 30lbs. This was due to the fact that all we ever did was cardio, day in and day out. After I successfuly graduated skills for Law Enforcment I was very lean, and felt the earge that I needed to get to the gym "and FAST!" I rejoined the Y and It seems to the same old people and the same old faces were still there. Another thing I noticed was that the same body's were walking around to. There were little to no changes in there physics. After a couple months of training and also going nowhere I decided to do P90X. Ive heard such amazing things about this program and I had this hunger to change my body for such a long time that I went all out with this program. I went from 16% body fat to 10%. I was impressed with the results but still wasnt happy with my body. I still felt as though I was small and meager. My now fiancee suggested that I join a gym again and try to regain my body I had 4years ago when I was body building. So I decided if I was going to start at the gym once again I was going all out. So I started a 12 week hardcore trainer. I figured that "im in pritty good shape, this should be know problem." I was wrong! after 12 weeks of the most intense training I have ever experienced, along with the meal plans and staying dedicated 100% everyday to my program. I went from 185lbs and 12.5% body fat to 168lbs and 6% body fat. This was not only a gym membership and daily workouts. This was a way of living, this was and still is my life! I now know what hard work and actual dedication will bring to you if you just suck it up and do it. I may not be the biggest or the fittest guy in the gym, but Its a personal struggle and a mental mind game that I love to play with myself that kept me coming back everyday.
I now am starting my Gainer program to start my journey in bodybuilding and hopefully proffesional bodybuilding. This is Week#1 of probly the most amazing, Heart renching, life changing journey to date.