Monday, June 6, 2011

A bit about me!

I'm going to give you guys a bit of background information on me, so you can get a bit of an idea about who I am!

I was a small kid growing up, coming into high school I was probably around 120lbs., About half way through grade 12 my friend Jeff got a bodybuilding book from his dad. It talked about HIIT and other bad ass things like squatting until you puke!!! We thought we would be so jacked just by following the book! I did put some size on, I reached around 160-165 by the end of highschool, but I wasn't lean at all.

After high school I basically stopped lifting. I joined a BJJ club and started grappling, and through that I kept relatively active.
A few years back when I was still a blue belt, before I started lifting again.
I got hooked on a lot of video games (mostly StarCraft ^_^), and before long I was at an all time low for fitness(but a high from APM ^_^)
Playing some StarCraft, skinny little arms:):) 2009 i think?
A couple of my friends got memberships at the local YMCA and I decided to go workout with them, and I got hooked once more! But not long after I had surgery on my shoulder that had been dislocated from wrestling, so I was set back a little bit.
Surgery put me out of the game for 3 months. After about 6 months I was back at my pre-surgery strength.
 I kept reading information, mostly on, and lifting heavy stuff and I slowly packed on weight. I began to get a little bit of a hobby in eating a ton of food. Like way too much! My fav. was pasta. Near the end of 2010 I was a bloated 190lbs. because of meals like this:

This pasta was 5lbs. (we weighed it) 4000 calories. yes, 4000.
A couple days after that 4000 calorie pasta I decided it was time to lose some body fat. I really didn't look good anymore, I had a big belly :-). I made my own diet plan and added some cardio to my training. It was the first time I really dialed in my diet. I went 28 days without 1 cheat meal, and ever since my meal planning and diet have been much improved!
I ended up at about 171 on day 28 and looked much better than my fatty 188.9lb self :)
This was about 3 months ago, since then I'm back up to 182lbs. I haven't had alcohol for 3 months(and don't plan on having it anymore), and become the strongest I've been. So that's pretty much where I'm at! I'm no expert in any area, although I've learned a lot about what does and doesn't work for me through a lot of trial and error(tons of that error stuff :P). So maybe you can learn a thing or two from my posts, and maybe you can teach me a thing or two as well!! So feel free to make comments to me here on my blog:)

1 comment:

  1. Hi mate, great posts and especially motivational for me because you also look for natural role models! Keep up the posts bro, because I sure will! I'm going to start a cut soon like you did, just wondering if you're weight training was the same and what kind of cardio you did? Also did you go into caloric deficit?
    All the best!