Was not sure how the naming scheme here was supposed go.. so I hope I covered all bases
I have kept mostly quiet on this subject since late last year, mostly due to a complete failure on my part after Oktoberfest 2007. I had started a workout regimen 13 or so weeks prior to that event and was beginning to reap the rewards. Upon returning from Oktoberfest, I completely stopped working out, why? That question is still unanswered.
Fast forward to August 2008, I have had enough!! I was going to do this right and I was going to make it stick, come hell or high water.
I am currently 15 weeks in come Wednesday. I have lost 23 lbs and a little over 3 inches off my waist.
Workout is split between cardio and weights, 5 days a week. 2 days of cardio and 3 on weights. Up until today, weights consisted of nothing but pushups, situps, and other excercises with dumbells that I did at home. Cardio was all done on the treadmill.
Today I joined a gym because I want to be able to build on my weight program more than working out at home can do. I mean, I was doing pushups with weight on my back, situps with weight on my chest, there was just no more I could gain.
I set my starting points today as follows:
Bench Press - 3x8 @ 145lbs
Leg Press - 3x8 @ 250bs
Incline situps - 3x8 @ 25lbs
Barbell Curl - 8/7/7 @ 70lbs
Lat Pull downs - 3x8 @ 105lbs
Seated Hamstring Curl - 3x8 @ 135lbs
Seated Leg Extension - 3x8 @ 150lbs (I think)
Seated Fly - 3x8 @ 50lbs
Barbell Row - 3x8 @ 95lbs
Squat was a failure
I want to add more, I was a little pressed for time today and the gym was quite active. I look forward to most of my workouts having the place more to myself.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to IC's favorite Guru of everything: Thrax
Motivation, advice, proper diet, he has helped with all of it.
See ya at the Gym !!