Friday, May 13, 2011

Just a little update

Just wanted to fire off a quick update, since it's been a while. I weighed in at 203.4 today, so I'm on the path to sub-200. I got a couple of personal records this week: 275# front squat and 245# clean and jerk, which is 10 pounds shy of my goal for the year. All the squatting I've been doing has helped a lot, and getting stronger is just fun.

I've also kept up my conditioning by doing short, power-oriented circuits. Here's Monday's workout, to give you a taste:

2 minutes max reps push press, 135# (I got 27)
1 minute rest
2 minutes max reps squat clean, 135# (12)
1 minute rest
2 minutes max reps chest-to-bar pull-ups (21)
1 minute rest
2 minutes max calories on Concept2 rower (32)
1 minute rest
2 minutes max holds L-sit on parallettes (40 seconds)

Pretty tough stuff, but I love it.

Even though my weight hasn't gone down considerably I'm noticing that I'm leaner than I was a month ago. I can see my top 2 abs easily, as well as my ribs on the sides, and my shoulders and arms are more defined. I have veins in my forearms where I didn't before, so everything's headed in the right direction. I've just got to tighten the food/drink reins a bit and dial everything in. I find that I do things in cycles: a period of time being very strict on food and alcohol, and a time where I'm more lax. I figure as long as I don't lose the progress made during the strict phase, and return to being strict relatively quickly, I'll continue to progress toward my goals. Right now I'm being not so strict, but I think next Monday I'll tighten everything up again for a few weeks and see if I can't make a push for sub-200 pounds.

1 comment:

Will (4xlt) said...

Hey Geoff,

Been a while since I've done any kind of health blogging, but really glad to see you're still at it (you can see your top two abs now? rad.).

I've done away with 4xlt and have started fresh in a new location at http://becoming.willphillips.org - hope you drop by.