Hello everyone, Gee where to start
Let's see, I'm Bryan from West Virginia, 36 years old, #164, 5'9" started lifitng a few months ago, wish I had started sooner. I'll post some pics from a week after starting my program. I just need to get them scanned. I've been reading tons of material, never hurts to study and I've created a routene I really enjoy. I workout for at least 40min Mon-Fri, take Saturdays off, and workout lightly on Sunday for at least 30min.
I've went to gyms in the past, but never could get motivated. I might go back in the future, but have spent several hundred on equipment here at home which has really motivated me ;) My little home gym consists of a set of Cap Standard weights, 2 standard dumbells and 1 standard barbell, and an Xodus bench. The bench includes Lat Pull, Preacher Curl, Leg Entension & Curl, and Inclined Bench Press, although I only do dumbell presses since I don't usually have a spotter.
My short term goals are:
1: Gain strength.
2: Bulk up then cut to the weight I want.
3: Lower my body fat %
4: Eat better (although I've never ate that bad, but it is good to try to do better)
4: Have fun with what I'm doing/Keep good attitude
My long term goals are:
1: Keep strengh and perhaps gain more strength
2: Maintain a weight of 155# and a good fat %
3: Continue eating healthy
4: Create new goals and don't stop
1: I'm 36, not 20!!!
2: I have two slipped disks in my lower back which affects feeling in my left leg.
3: I have neuropathy in both legs.
4: I know my left leg will likely not look as good nor lift as much weight as the right one, but that is okay. I try to work a few more reps with just the left to compensate.
I think that's about it, Nice meeting everyone