Today was the day of reckoning for achieving my short term goal of 6% body fat. If you’ve read the second part of the Yoked Roadmap, you’d know that I’m taking baby steps toward my overall goal of being in excellent shape (aka – yoked).
So what was the verdict? Well as the title implies, there was some good news and bad, depending on how you look at it.
According to the standard caliper test, I’m 6.5% body fat. That’s pretty damn good. Enough to push me to Skeletor status.
1. Skeletor = complete jerk
2. I know this may be a bit nitpicky, but 6.5 is not the same thing as 6.0% body fat…. Not trying to be stupid about it, but I said 6%, and not 6% range. Just saying.
I really just wanted to see the word “fugly” on my blog. It’s not a word that’s used nearly as often as it should be, and it makes me laugh consistently.
… but my foot fits the bill. It’s still swollen as hell from my running injury. Went bootless at work today, probably a little prematurely, and I’m pretty sure my right shoe was cursing the day it was born. Now I know what a fat lady in little shoe feels like.
So… yay? Goal sort-of achieved? On to the next one?
Considering I’m in a bit of a holding pattern until my foot heals 100%, I’m going to press on for the 6% bar until the end of October. By then, I should be back in top form, and ready to conquer the next goal. After all, who wants to read about some jerk that posts his goal and never delivers? (Lots of people actually)
We can’t be having that. What kind of message am I giving my unborn children? I can hear my non-existent wife now: Daddy’s a quitter kids, look, his stupid blog proves it. I can’t be giving her ammo like that.
But what’s this about the next goal?
I’m pretty excited about it, because it’ll be venturing into territory I’ve never gone into before: power lifting.
The idea behind getting shredded before I get myself into the world of brute strength and power lifting, is that I’ll have a “blank canvas” to work with. Initially I’ll probably lift like a butterfly and my pride will sting like a bee, but via force feeding and heavy lifting, I’ll hopefully change my Skeletor-esque physique into He-man status.
Yeah, you like that tie in? Sure you do.
I don’t have any illusions of this taking 3 months or so, and quite frankly I don’t have a timeline in place right now. I’m going to be searching around for a lifting coach, and work with him/her to define realistic, yet challenging, timelines for the following:
1 rep max(RM) deadlift @ 2x body weight(BW)
1 RM front squat @ 1.75x BW
1 RM squat clean @ 1.25 BW
Yes, I will be working on my upper body as well, but I’ve always had tiny dancer legs, so this winter I plan on declaring war on them. Time to invade the south, baby.
Until then: more cardio, more tabata, and less calories (dammit).