Hi folks, first time poster here. Thought I’d stop lurking and start a log here because:
It will make me more accountable with my training.
I might learn a few things as I go from some folks who are way stronger and quite possibly smarter than me.
It seems to be a pretty cool BS free zone around here.
I am 44 years old and although I have been fitter and more active than many for most of my life I have only really returned to lifting in any regular or structured way for the last 2 years since training pretty regularly throughout my 20s. Work commitments and having 2 young children dictates that I can only lift twice per week, three at a push.
Up until the end of last year I had been using 531. Since then and up until the last couple of weeks I have been doing mostly 5x5 progressions. Last couple of months I’ve had some lower back and hip pain that my osteopath tells me a couple of weeks back is due to me having an irritated lumbar disc. The result is that alongside some rehab stuff he wants me lighten the load and shorten the range on squats and deads and build back up slowly.
I am 6’1" 200lbs. My less than stellar PRs are:
Squat 135kg x 5
Bench 90kg x 4
Deadlift 140kg x 5, 160kg x 3
Not training to compete, just to get stronger, a little bigger and stay in shape. Would love to get to a 3 plate bench, 4 plate squat and 5 plate dead one day before I’m 50.
That’s probably enough rambling for one post. I’ll put up the last couple of workouts in a while.