Greetings one, greetings all.
OK, I know, I owe you cats an apology. 6 weeks is a long time to disappear on you guys. What happened is I took a week off from the gym, and when I came back it was December. All the cats I work with have those “family” things, and with the holidays and such I figured I’d give them the months off, along with myself, and come the new year get back at it.
Something else that went down in the last 6 weeks is that I lost 20lbs. I have a friend at the gym who was bulking and doing these weekly weigh-ins. He much prefers to be cut, and putting on the small amount of fat was bugging the fuck out of him. So, I decided to commiserate with him and lose a bit of weight. I was 265lb, and decided I’d try for 245lb. Honestly, without much effort, I lost it.
Now, I do look better. Shirts fit better, my stomach is flatter, and I have more definition, especially in the traps/shoulders area. I really dig that, and for that I’m glad I did that. Plus, it’s always cool when people notice a change you’ve worked for and tell you that you look better for it. Now, there’s a bit of a downside. First off, that month or so I spent doing 5/3/1 screwed up my strength, then I went into a straight bodybuilding routine, and finally took my week off. Now, all those combined, along with 20lbs lost, my strength was ZAPPED. Before, my flat bench 3 rep max was 275lb. 3 weeks ago I could barely rep out 230lbs for 2 reps. My OHP I was able to do 170 for 3 reps, but now it was 135lb for 2. Rack Pulls were 235 for reps of 3, when before I was doing 325 for sets of 7.
Needless to say, I was pissed. I was afraid I’d lose my strength, and boy howdy, I sure did. So, I went back to the drawing board. So long as I keep my cardio steady, my weight will stay the same. So, with that in check, it’s time for me to go after my biggest prize: Strength. I got a program from Elliot Hulse, one of the smartest, most experienced fitness personalities on youtube who has a penchant for strongman & strength training. He’s got a great program that’s all about strength that I’m gonna use for a full year. I often switch programs and get impatient, but that isn’t happening.
Tomorrow is I’ll tell you guys what the program is, and what my strength goals for the year are.
I’m gonna revamp the website, and there will be a large number of videos coming in, so stay tuned.
And for the record, at 5’9, 245lb, your boy is still Fat Buff.