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Lump of Clay

Update to my workout routine. I thought I would put pictures up here but then realized that no one wants to see my belly fat at this point. So instead, I’ll take a before picture and another one in 4 or 5 months and make a post so that at least you will get to see the transformation.

Right now I feel like a pounded lump of clay. My legs hurt (I can barely walk up my stairs), my abs hurt so I can’t lean down or laugh/cough loudly, and my arms are now in a state of disrepair. The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. My legs finally stopped hurting bad enough so that I can manage a somewhat normal walking posture, instead of the duck-like waddle I had the previous two days.

What I’ve learned is that all the time I was at the gym working out, I was really doing pretty much nothing for strength gains. I was bulking up and looking strong, but now I have had my illusion completely destroyed and feel like a tiny shrimp in a see of testosterone. The good news is that I have a starting place. I now have a goal and a path to progress toward. That being said, I still have to make it through the rest of the workouts. So far I’ve only done legs, abs, and chest. I have yet to do arms, back, and whatever other crazy muscle this guy might come up with.

I’ve now been to the point of complete humiliation as far as strength is concerned. There is nothing more intimidating than a grown man trying to push up an empty bar at the end of his workout and finding that his muscles are so eviscerated that he can barely manage one set with no weight on the bar. From the depths we rise.

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