I started working out at 12 years old with one of those York plastic and concrete barbell sets that my father had initially intended for my oldest brother to use.
Many will disagree with me on this but while goals are good, enjoying the process and not just the end results, is even better.
Did mostly chest and biceps. Lower body was definitely worked out only as an afterthought in my teens. And it shows. LMAO!! On the other hand, if my legs were as big as I wanted, my 'goods' would look that much smaller.
It varies. I train for aesthetics but at the same time I don't believe training for aesthetics and training for function are necessarily mutually exclusive.
My favourite would be pull-up variations and the front lever. Most bodyweight exercise generally lends itself to greater core activation and development than their barbell variation (pushups compared to bench press for example). The front lever, or front lever swings, is probably one of the best exercise for developing the lats and core.
I rarely listen to music when training but on the rare occasions I do, Elvis' Suspicious Minds and the Superman theme song motivate me. Go figure.
'Please Lord, don't let me start.' At least that was the case when I went to a commercial gym. Now when I had the Batcave (my own studio) that was no longer a concern. Just always brought a change of manties (panties for men). 30 years of training, no incident. Yet.
I plan it anywhere from 4 - 12 weeks ahead.
That I've inspired people to train... Especially members of my own family.
I bulk maybe 2-4 months per year. Rest of the year, I try to stay relatively lean. I prefer staying pretty close to my maintenance whether bulking or cutting. This way, when bulking less fat is gained, and when cutting, less lean mass is lost.
I don't. I did enjoy the concept II rowing machine of all the traditional forms of cardio at one time. And at one point I was considering purchasing the Jacob's Ladder apparatus as well for my studio. For almost 2 years incorporating superset ladders has been my main form of cardio/ conditioning. Here I would take say...95 lbs and perform 10 reps of overhead squats immediately followed by 1 pullup. With as little rest as possible I would immediately perform 9 reps of overhead squats and now 2 pullups. I continue decreasing the reps for overhead squats while increasing the reps for pullups until I've performed 1 rep of overhead squats and 10 reps of pullups. I record my time and try and beat it. I incorporate this type of workout 1-3 times per week.
Actually, I’ve recently been experimenting with incorporating Intermittent Fasting with my IIFYM approach. I train fasted and usually don't consume my first meal until after 4 pm. Once or twice per week I also try to push the fast to 20 hours. Priority is still given to hitting specific number in my total calories and protein. As an experiment, I'm actually trying to fit in one to two dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed donuts per week in my current diet while hitting my macros. My progress is on my instagram account timbahwolffff (four F's for each time my account has been deleted by IG for being flagged.)
Serge Nubret and Frank Zane. I like the Physique category as well. Among them, Sadik would probably be one of my favourites.
Being sponsored by Controlled Labs I use many of their products. Among which are the Orange Triad and Oximega Greens combo, fish oil (6-12 caps), Purple Wraath and Blue Gene. And if you haven't tried it their new protein powder pronom23 has replaced Muscle Milk as my favourite taste wise. Especially the chocolate cupcake batter. I also take baby aspirin with my fish oil, as well as 3-6g of Vitamin C and 6000IU of Vitamin D.
1. Track your macros and calories.
2. Track your workout (reps, sets, loads) to ensure progressive overload.
3. Rinse, Repeat and enjoy.
Year of birth: 1968
Weight: 175lbs (most of the year)