The summer after my senior year of High School, I needed to get in shape. I was preparing for my first year of college football.
Double days were starting in the beginning of August, and I was NOT about to show up to training camp out of shape.
Problem was, I had been partying it up for the previous months. Drinking the beers, chasing the girls, doing all the stuff any red-blooded 18 year old guy does! ...
And while I was having a lot of fun, I had gotten OUT of my peak physical condition. I was probably 15 pounds over where I needed to be, and my conditioning just wasn't there.
A lot of the training I did in high school was bodybuilding-style workouts. Where you would focus on a specific body part for the day, hit 4 or 5 different exercises for that part of the body, and call it a day.
It worked well for building bigger muscles, but not so much for getting me into athletic shape and peak condition.
I needed a training plan that would get me ready for training camp, and turn me into a lean, mean, fighting shape machine.