Okay so little back ground.
Played rugby most of my life, peak fitness was when I was 16, 16 stone and playing rugby 3-4 times a week.
Stopped at 18 due to some serious neck injury and was told that to play again would put me in danger of a broken neck!
As you'd imagine piled on the weight.
Worst I got to was about 47% body fat and weight about 19 stone, bad bad days.
About two years ago started weight lifting as a hobby and slowly but surely have got more clued up and into it.
A month or so ago came across T Nation and CT's perform like an athlete look like a body builder. Saw his before and after shots of how he got to look like he is today and decided to have bit of a life changer!
I have also decided to go to university in september and so losing two stone has become my goal for this time period.
So diet wise I'm pretty poor and so unable to buy the supplements I would like to do this properly. Have settled for a standard fat fast diet with additional flax seed and making up the rest of nutrition through additional pills and supplements. Am well aware that this is not a great way to go at it but what I have to hand is limited. As soon as I have finished with the protein I have now will be getting some of the stuff off here as both better value and better quality from what I can tell!
I am trying to follow the training programme as well as I can, first week impressions I love it. For me this seems to be perfect for how my body responds to weights. Its very much like the work I was doing when I was younger playing rugby, especially the dead lifts and squats.
Here are my stats for last tuesday and some pictures
Weight: 18 stone 2 pounds
Neck: 18 inch
Chest - Upper: 49 inch
Chest - Lower: 46
Waist - at Navel: 44 inch
Waist - at Largest: 46.5
Hips - At Largest: 44
Upper Arm - L: 16.5
Upper Arm - R: 16.5
Upper Leg - L: 27.5
Upper Leg - R: 28
Ankle - L: 11.`5
Ankle - R: 11.5
My Body Fat is disgustingly high, thus the extreme approach to nutrition. For too long I've been making excuses for myself and my weight and have finally decided to blitz it off!
Tried tagging some pics but have no idea how to put them on so attached em to the post.
Weight stats are
Shoulder press MTW: 40kg 88 pounds (piss poor I know but a lot of left over problems from playing rugby)
Incline Chest: 80kg 176 pounds. This again not great; not so long ago was doing sets of 10 reps at 100kg or 220 pounds so hoping this will climb quickly once my shoulders get used to the work.
Chest press: 80kg (see above!)
Squat: MTW 120kg 264 pound, pretty happy with this havent done much training on my legs since I stopped playing rugby so this is just left over. My goal here is to push to a 300 pound squat.
Dead lift: MTW 110kg 242pounds.
This is after a prolonged period of not training and as I work occasionally as a sound engineer and driving bands a fairly long period of eating shit on the road. Not my proudest moments hahaha
As far as the actual diet is going its okay. The first three days were hard and the evenings are especially so, usually want to crash. It is stopping me from going out on the piss though which is awesome as drinking is one of my biggest weight problems and working part time at a pub doesn't help.
Lastly I decided to put this up as its always helpful to have critic and peer pressure to keep at it until you reach your goals. I will be introducing a pretty harsh restricted diet in another three weeks and will put up up to date stats and pics this tuesday.
Hope you enjoy the read!