This is a log that I will do consistently to monitor my results publicly. I recommend you do the same, but it’s up to you. The reason I recommend it is because it can show you how consistent training works and will give you more incentive to not quit. This is my log, or you could say it’s my weight lifting journal.
I started lifting weights three months ago when my girlfriend at the time dumped me. I was 205 lbs at the time and I had been extremely sick with a Crohn’s Disease flare-up. The best way I could describe my physique at the time was ‘fat-skinny’. I wasn’t really fat, but I had no muscle. Hovering around 18% body fat and very low amounts of muscle was a bad combo. It’s to be expected though, because I was recovering a lot from being in the hospital. Due to being in that horrible state and thinking I was heart broken, I decided to start working out and gain some control over my life.
As I stated before I was 18% body fat and 205 lbs.
My beginning lifts in some of my favorite workouts were this:
Squat – Non Existent
Deadlift – Didn’t try it
Bench press – 135 x 5 reps
Dumbbell chest press – 40 x 5 reps
Bent Over Rows – 95 x 5 reps
I couldn’t do a single pull up or dip with good form.
Now, it has been three months since everything felt like it went wrong in my life and my results are this..
I am now at 16% body fat and I weigh 230 lbs.
My lifts today are as follows:
Squat – 225 x 5 reps
Deadlift – 275 x 5 reps
Bench Press – 185 x 5 reps
Dumbbell Chest Press – 75 x 5 reps
Bent Over Rows – 175 x 5 reps
I can do about 5 pull ups and 5 dips with good form at this point.
As you can see, if you work hard and stay consistent you can achieve amazing results. I will continue to post these weight lifting journals about once a month along with a new photo. Eventually, I’ll start adding montage videos of the progress I made. Thanks for reading.
Originally posted 2015-08-03 16:00:40.