Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My first blog post...

This is my first post in my blog… Basically I’m going to use this as a workout and nutrition journal and to help monitor my training progress.

I get a lot of e-mail from visitors to my website asking me what do my workouts consist of, what is my diet like, what supplements do I take, etc. But there is no set answer to those things because my training and nutrition will vary depending on where I’m at in my bodybuilding cycle. So through my blog you’ll be able to follow along with my workouts, nutrition, etc. and hopefully pick up some tips and techniques along the way that you can use to help you with your own workouts.

Right now I’m 3 ½ weeks out from the Newfoundland Provincial Bodybuilding Championships (the show is on June 7). My bodyweight is approx. 205 lbs. and I’m planning on competing at the top of the light-heavyweights, somewhere between 195-198 lbs.

Here are some progress pics a few days ago…

I’m pretty pleased with my training progress, especially considering that I’ve had a training set back earlier this year that I had to work around...

Back in January I tore my teres major muscle and down through the tricep tie in area. The crazy thing was that I tore the muscles by doing squats of all things. About half way up my right arm just let go and the muscles tore.

It is still not 100% I can’t perform any heavy back training like deadlifts, chin ups / pull ups, etc. But it is a lot better then it was a few months ago.

Unfortunately, I’m left with a small gap under my right arm pit where the muscle tore, if you look closely at the double bicep pose above you can see the difference between the left and right sides.

Anyway, that’s just a brief intro to my blog and where I’m at right now in my training…

I’m off to the gym now to workout and I'll be posting my training logs here each day, so you’ll be able to follow along and see exactly what I’m doing in the gym, etc.

all the best,

Lee Hayward


  1. Very nicely laid out Lee. Easy to read!

    205!! LOL you always end up dropping the weight in the last few weeks.

  2. How tall are you ? - I'm 205 to but look nothing like you, so I'm keen to try to work out how far I have to go.

  3. Hi Leif,

    I'm just over 5'6" tall.

    You should get started working out regardless. Once you get started following a consistent schedule of working out and proper nutrition you’ll feel a lot better, have more energy, as well as becoming stronger and more muscular.

    You should sign up for my "Bodybuilding Tips Newsletter" (if you haven’t already done so).

    The sign up form is at the top right hand corner of the page.

    You’ll get lots of valuable tips and suggestions that will help you out, including my e-Report “Beginners Guide To Bodybuilding”.