Fitness Log #1

Making a public commitment to achieve any goal is a strong motivator to not give up. No one wants to be humiliated in front of others. Funny enough; even though I don’t have a large reader base yet, I still feel a strong commitment by posting in the public domain (those darn internets).

I’m going to keep track of my strength training by posting my fitness log to my blog. I won’t go into detail on nutrition, and will only post on rest days when I have important thoughts.

Goals:
Bodyfat: < 8% year round
Strength: Hit new PR’s each workout using Starting Strength
Weight: No real target here; just want to get my BF low and build a better body

Nutrition Program: Intermittent Fasting
Workout Program: Starting Strength (as of 5/31/11)

First Days into Intermittent Fasting

First few days into IF’ing; so far so good. I stop eating at 9PM and pick it back up at 1PM, so I fast for right about 16 hours. I decided my calorie breakdown would be (I’m 5’8″, 162lbs, ~15%BF as of today):

Workout Days
194g protein
242g carbs
64g fat
2328 calories
Rest Days
194g protein
150g carbs
81g fat
2052 calories

Supplements

Creatine
Fish Oil
Multi-vitamin
Purple Wraath (BCAA)
Vitamin D3 and Calcium Supplements
Elastijoint for Glucosamine (I have always had aches; hereditary)

I go into detail on the brands I personally use here.

Also doing Starting Strength, so if I don’t see any gains weekly I’ll up my calorie intake across the board. I have an idea that my basal metabolic rate (BMR) is around 2500 calories, so if that’s the case I’ll probably have to bring it up anyway to gain strength.

I had a chance to read “Stop. Eat. Stop” per Martin Berkhan’s leangains.com site. Fasting for longer periods of time may have additional benefits I might experiment with later on. It was a fast, easy read.

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