I have been naturally bulky and strong my whole life, but now, at 25, i've decided to quit being lazy and push myself to get in excellent shape. Here is my current size. I am about 5'11" tall and 250lbs. I recently got measured for a tuxedo for a wedding, and i was 49" chest, 18 1/2" neck, 40" waist *yeah, i'm definitely soggy in the midsection* i also have 15-16"biceps starting out.
My goal is not to get "huge" like a defensive/offensive lineman, but be more of a linebacker/cornerback build. I hope that helps give some sort of visualization of my goals. Muscled but streamlined.
Now here is another thing, I am wanting to keep my routine limited to something I can do without too much outside equipment I had my brother in law who majored in kinesiology *sp?* in college help me out some with my home plan and I would like to run it by everyone here for some outside opinions.
Here is what I am working my way up to:
150-200 pushups 50with arms wide, 50arms in, 50inclined with my feet elevated on a table/chair. *may raise to 60-75each set
2 sets of 50 "dips" using a table and chair
2sets of 50 "shrugs" with 25lb DB's
2sets of 50 "military presses" with 25lb DB's
2sets 50 curls with 25lb DB's
2sets of 50 *i don't know what this is called, but i bend over almost like an L and I pull the 25lb DB's out at an angle to work my back muscles.
2sets of 50 "butterflies" with 25lb DB's laying flat on my back
2 sets of 20 "pullups" one with arms wide, one with arms close.
2 sets of 100 stomach crunches with legs elevated/ankle weights
2 sets of 50 *i don't know how to describe this exercise but it targets the obliques. and seems to work well. it involves me laying on my back, feet elevated and swaying my whole lower body from left to right, etc..
2sets of 50 "donkeykicks" with weighted legs to work hamstrings
5 sets of 100 calve raises with 25lb DB's
5:00 "wallsit" where you sit against the wall with nothing underneath you, to work legs
I am currently at 30% of my goal #'s, but I just started just over a week ago, and I am already noticing muscle tonage and growth. I am curious to hear outside opinions. I am sure there are probably holes in my plan, and welcome constructive criticism.
Thanks to all, and I look forward to updating progress, and everything!