When I originally got into weight training back in the late 1990s, I weighed close to 300 pounds and realized that I needed to make some changes to my lifestyle. Since then I’ve dropped to a (manageable) bodyweight of between 210-220 pounds by doing primarily basic, “old school” routines.
The weight loss of almost 75 pounds took me about two years. Besides using the sorts of routines that are primarily based on compound, multi-joint movements, I had initially employed a high protein, high fat, low carb Paleo Diet consisting of mainly meat, leaves and berries with copious amounts of whey protein to kickstart the fat loss. However, as with many people, without any knowledge at the time of carb cycling, the weight loss did slow down.
Since then, aside from using intermittent fasting with a mix of Paul Jaminet’s The Perfect Health Diet and a typical Mediterranean Diet, I’ve been managing to keep off the weight and remain pretty lean year round, keeping my bodyfat % between around 12-15%.
In the past few years I’ve also found that keeping training sessions down to 2-3x a week works best for me, while on the off days doing energy systems training and stretching.
My reason for creating this site is to showcase routines and training methods that have stood the test of time and will always work for you, if you put in a consistent, committed effort.
I wish you all the best in your training journey as you experiment and find out what works best for you!
Training Stats: June 2016
Front Squat: 275lbs
Bench Press: 325lbs
Military Press: 195lbs
Run One Mile: 8 minutes