ENG4U

The Path to the Strongest Version of Yourself!


Excuse the foul language, what you’ve just watched is Elliot Hulse and his philosophical rant on finding the best version of yourself. Finding the best version of yourself is definitely subjective, others find it through music, drawing art, cooking, going to the gym, playing sports, or even sewing. What finding the best version of yourself does is it teaches you virtues, patience, determination, persistence, initiative; there are many more but one of the best virtues you can develop is self-discipline. The virtues you attained help you face challenges in life whether that be emotional breakups or school. People often use the excuse “It is easier said then done” and complain that its hard and quit. However. if you follow your heart, and instincts while you continue to work hard, you become a step closer to the best version of yourself.

The path I will take to become the strongest version of myself will be through health and fitness. All I’ll have to do is lift weights and eat! That’s it! Have a good day!

That was just a joke, but those two components will be critical in this journey. My current weight is 180 pounds, 6.2% body fat, and my goal by the end of this project will be a clean bulk; reaching 190 pounds while remaining below 8% body fat. This will definitely give Christian Bale a run for his money. The difference between a clean bulk and a dirty bulk depends on the food you will be eating. A clean bulk will require the individual to eat at a caloric surplus of roughly 200 extra calories all in healthy foods, for example, chicken breast, spinach, and water. A dirty bulk is quite the opposite, the individual is free to eat however much he wants. The pros of a clean bulk are less body fat and more muscle mass, but the problem lies in the long time period it will take to reach the desired goal. The pros of a dirty bulk are the fact that you gain weight quickly, but are left with a much larger percent of fat once you attained your goal. Every week I’ll be recording the exercises I perform, and a study on elements that will contribute to my bulk which includes nutrition, rest, and supplements.

Here are this weeks workouts:

October 30 — Chest and Arms

Incline Bench Press: 15 Reps, 4 Sets (95 Pounds)

Incline Dumbbell Press: 10 Reps, 4 Sets (30 Pounds)

Cable Curls: 15 Reps, 6 Sets (50 Pounds)

Cable Triceps Pull Down: 12 Reps, 6 Sets (50 Pounds)

November 1, — Upper Back, Biceps, Triceps

Lateral Pull Downs: 10 Reps, 5 Sets (60 Pounds)

Bent Over Rows: 15 Reps, 4 Sets (55 Pounds)

Cable Biceps Curls: 12 Reps, 4 Sets (50 Pounds)

Cable Triceps Pull Down: 12 Reps, 6 Sets

November 3, — Lower Back, Hamstrings

Deadlifts: 10 Reps, 6 Sets (115 Pounds)

November 4, — Upper Back, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Triceps

Lateral Pull Downs: 10 Reps, 4 Sets (60 Pounds)

Bent Over Rows: 10 Reps, 4 Sets (65 Pounds)

Triceps Cable Pull Down: 10 Reps, 4 Sets (60 Pounds)

Squats: 10 Reps, 4 Sets (135 Pounds).

Followed by these workouts I usually sit in the hot tub for an additional 15 minutes to relax my muscles. Do not forget to be hydrated as it can be detrimental if you follow a workout, and a hot tub right after, the loss of water through sweat is crazy and can lead to headaches or other health issues!

THE PATH TO THE STRONGEST VERSION OF MYSELF BEGINS!