My name is Eric and I am currently deployed on the USS EMORY S LAND as the Undersea Medical Officer.
I wanted to put a thanks out to T-Nation and Jim for the motivation, support and 5/3/1.
I reported to my ship 6 months ago after finishing Dive School in Panama City Beach, FL. Dive School focuses more on cross fit/endurance training, and I knew that I wanted to get back to power lifting.
Lifting while deployed is challenging, the constant changing of sea states and shipboard life can make lifting difficult at times.
Added to that, we don’t have a squat rack on board, so I do front squats while at sea, and do back squats when we reach a US Navy port with a gym.
Since reporting aboard 6 months ago I have gone from a 185lb crossfitter, to 200lbs, 1,000 club member, now striving for 1,200 lb club member thanks to 5/3/1
Deadlift: Started 275, now 455
Bench: Started 225, now 295
Squat: Started 275, now 335 (parallel) *will keep improving the more US Ports and Squat racks I find.
MP: Started 95x5 now 185x3
I have started a 1,000 club on the ship for guys with similar interests and I have been teaching the principles of 5/3/1. We are having a big 1,000 lb club push when we get to the Middle East in the upcoming months.
Again thanks a lot, god bless, and Hooyah Navy.