Measuring time!

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“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewin.

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It is important to know both where you are – and where you’re headed!

As previously stated – I have spent an alarming amount of time wasted in the gym – due to ignorance of what changes I needed to make to my life, to grow. It is only relatively recently that I would say I have been training ‘properly’, but I am still trying new things and making notes every session.

So – I thought, what better time to start measuring myself as a benchmark, so you, and I can see the progress being made, whilst I record what I have done to get there!

Measuring body parts, the puberty classic. But no, not that body part, this was me measuring my main muscles, and the results are below:

Biceps – 34cm (13.3 inches)
Chest – 94cm (37 inches)
Hamstring – 60cm (23.6 inches)
Calves – 38cm (15 inches)
Weight – 85kg (13.6 stone)

Think of these measurements as you will, they will be looking different in 10 weeks time, so don’t get used to them!

A couple of photos for where I am starting right now.

How do I plan on levelling up?

For the next 10 weeks I will be doing very simple workouts, 3-4 days a week, and posting updates throughout.

Day 1 – Flat BB Bench Press, Arnold Press, Tricep Dips, Skull Crushers, Incline DB press.
Day 2 – Squats, Deadlift, Z-Bar Bicep curls, Bent over rows, Pull ups.
Day 3 – Light cardio, strength conditioning, ab work (More details to come)
Day 4 – Flat DB Bench Press, Shoulder Press BB, Close Grip Bench, Shrugs, Flies.

Sets/Rep Ranges – 1 warm up, 3 normal sets, 10-5 reps.

The above workout is mainly focussed around compound lifting. There will be no wires, very little machines, just an ectomorph and some free weights. Let’s get it!

In these 10 weeks will be regular progess pics, with measurements and weight recorded, as well as my strength gains in individual exercises.

The main thing I want to increase is my strength on incline bench, and the size of my arms. Wish me luck, welcome to the journey, any inspiration you have, send over on any of the platforms above!

Have a fantastic day!

Luke