It's about time I start a progress diary. I'm 17, and I discovered Scooby's Workshop about a year ago from searching youtube for videos that demonstrate good form. Scooby seemed cool, so one night I was bored, went to his website, and literally watched EVERY SINGLE VIDEO! He seemed to be straight forward with fitness, and he didn't want to sell anything. After awhile I made an account on this forum. Recently I've been taking care of business to reach my goals. I used to weigh 205 about 3 months ago. The picture of me at 205 is the one of me at the beach. I now weigh 185 (I don't look much different than 205, just a little thinner), and I'm half way to my goal of 165. When I reach my goal, I'll post another picture.
These are my stats:
Weight: 185 pounds (sometimes it's 183, sometimes it's 187, but that's normal.)
Lean Body Mass (mass with out any fat): 150.2 lbs
Body Fat Percentage: 18.9% (150.2 lbs of lean mass with about 35 lbs of fat)
Upper Arm: 15"
I don't lift weights very often... I do a lot of calisthenics. Most progress diaries have new maxes that people can do for bench press, squat, or deadlift. I don't have those things at my house but I can give you these maxes:
Max curl (I do have a curling bar): 90 (1 rep)
Max Bench (estimate): 160.. I don't bench, I don't even have 160 lbs to put on the bar!
Max squat/deadlift: Considering the work I do around the yard, it should be around 320 for for squat and 400 for dead lift/ otherwise unknownMY GOALS:
*To weigh 165 maintaining my LBM, to put me in the 9% body fat range OR To get a six-pack
*To then bulk up to 175 while keeping the 6-pack
*To reach 100 pushups
*To reach 20 pull-ups
*To increase my cardio abilities and to be able to run over 5 miles without stopping.
*To be able to swim 1,000 meters within 26 minutes
*To be able to do 100 situps
*Gain 1" on arms and improve my v-taper while trying to keep my measurements the way they are.
The Big Picture: The reason I'm doing this is to get me in top physical conditioning for when I try out for special forces.
My workouts usually consist of jumping rope for cardio, pushups, situps, and pullups/chinups. I need to start going to a swimming pool to practice swimming, but right now swimming isn't on the list. I know some of you will say "Gotta work your legs!". I do lunges, but like I said, I don't have very many weights, nor someone to workout with NOR a gym membership due to I don't have my license yet. For shoulders I do side raises and rotator cuff exercises. For lower back I do good-mornings. I don't mess with traps because that muscle gets killed while jumping rope. Overall, I hit every muscle group in my workouts
So that's it.. my goals are simple and realistic, and my reason is important
When I'm in the military, I'll focus more on "getting big", but right now the best thing for me to do is to focus on endurance, not 1 rep maxes. Thanks for reading this, and feel free to comment or ask questions!**NOTE** The first picture is me at 205, and the next two pictures are me at 185. Excuse the mirror pics I can see the outline of my abs (3rd pic) but I still need to lose about 17 more pounds of fat to really have a six pack. My second pic (the bicep pic) was taken the same day/place.. I actually have a cut in the muscle but thanks to the lighting in the room you can't see it