Name: Edward Boyce Jr
Why I Got Started
I was always a happy and healthy person and was on the skinny side, but I was still fit, enjoyed working out and getting a good sweat and living healthy. Unfortunately I got my heart broken and fell into a hole filled with doing drugs and dumb things with the wrong people. I would still go to the gym and get in somewhat of a workout but I had zero motivation and would only end up destroying my body later on with drinking and drug use. During this time I was depressed and unfortunately turned to drugs and alcohol to try to ease the pain which in reality only made things worse. Days were long and weeks felt like years. I’d sleep all day barely go to work and I started to lose weight and even lose interest in the gym which I never believed I would ever let happen!
Luckily a few close and true friends who I’ve know since childhood and high school were there for me and gave me a wakeup call. It made sense to me that what I was doing was horrible and I needed to get over the past and move on into a better and brighter future. That’s when I then realized I could not give up my healthy lifestyle and body all over a broken heart. I got determined to make a complete turnaround and get out of the hole I was in and decided to use exercise and nutrition to help me through my rough time and was determined to come back better than ever!
How I Did It
I used the one thing I loved which was exercise to take my mind off of the past and look into the future. Week after week, I'd see my body changing and my strength skyrocketing. Seeing this motivated me further and further to continue to the future to a better body and life. During this time I made sure I was well-rested before every workout because I knew I'd push myself harder than the last workout. I had a goal and had never been so serious about achieving something like this before in my life! Every day I looked forward to going to the gym and was dialed into each workout and had that mind-muscle connection.
Also, at this time all I thought about was eating healthy and training hard! Which I did, I cut out all bad influences in my life and stopped drinking/doing drugs and ate clean unprocessed food more frequently to keep a steady supply of energy and protein coming into my body all day. I also only hung out and even lifted with my close friends who also enjoyed living the healthy lifestyle which helped a lot as well and was able to have fun talk and help push each other.
Soon enough, day after day, I realized how stupid I was for making such poor decisions and I can now leave the past behind and looked forward to a better future and to this day I push myself and continue to get stronger and become a better person.
Meal 4: Pre Workout
Meal 5: Post Workout
Meal 7: Pre Bed
Day 1: Chest/Back
- Barbell Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Bent Over Rows: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Incline Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Close-Grip Pulldowns: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Decline Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 15 reps
- One-Arm Dumbbell Row: 3 sets of 15 reps
Day 2: Legs/Abs
- Barbell Squat: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Stiff-Legged Deadlifts: 3 sets 12 reps
- Leg Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Ab Roller: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Hack Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
Day 3: Shoulders/Triceps/Biceps/Traps
- Barbell Military Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Close-Grip Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Barbell Curls: 5 sets of 5 reps
- Standing Cable Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Rope Pushdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Barbell Shrug: 3 sets of 12 reps
Day 5: Repeat Cycle from Day 1
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