Just for starters. I am aware that like 99.9% of people won't care about any of this.
I just wanted to track what I was doing and figured hell, I will put it here so people can't tell me how terrible I am.
I have made numerous training logs in the past and always kind of faded out. But I figured I would fire one up again. I am no longer training any sort of combat art other than the odd mitt session from time to time.
A little bit about me. I am a short kid that was never really that strong. I was an athlete growing up and then got fat and lazy once I got a desk job. I am now 24 and finally getting everything back together. Over the last maybe 5 months I have lost right around 30 pounds. I have come from 225ish to around 197. (I am 5'5" on a good day, so you can see how being 5'5" and coming up on 230 with minimal muscle mass could be an issue)
I have made huge strides towards my goals. (That I still have only halfway figured out) Initially I wanted to get down to 185. Then the goal changed to see what I looked like under 10% body fat. But now I am interested in competing in mens physique. I plan on taking this year to diet down to where I need to be.
When I first began, some of the max weight I was pushing around are as follows. Keep in mind, short fat kid with minimal strength training up until now.
Flat Bench: 155
Deadlift: 155 (ew)
As of now coming up on the 6 month mark.
Flat Bench: 225
Would have liked for my Squat to have improved a bit more but I am very happy with how deadlifting has come along.
I have not started measuring body fat % as I am still at a point where it is meaningless right now. I still have a lot to lose to get where I need to be. For those that care for whatever reason, I will be updating this every day. Even the days I rest or make huge failures.
If anyone wants to ask me anything or give me some advice, I am always open to it.
I have started a YouTube channel where I will be talking about what I am doing, along with some random funsies along the way.