if progress in my fitness goals are in line for my age and experience. I’ve only been reading T-Mag for 6 months and wanted to take the opportunity of my first post to get a gut check on my journey for optimum fitness. I require your knowledge and advice.
Here are the specifics: Today, 44, 5'9" 170 lbs. 13%bf. waist 34", chest 40", bicep 14", thigh 23". Played soccer and ran distance in HS and college. Never weighed more that 160 even when I lifted in my early 20's and have what most would consider a slight build. At that age I could bench 1rm 270. Over the last 20 years I continued to run but saw my weight creep up to 185, waist 38" (kids, work and all the other "excuses" for letting your body go).
14 months ago a friend of mine participated in BFL challenge and inspired me to make some changes in my life. I applied the BFL principles for 12 weeks and dropped to 174 waist 35", chest 38.5, biceps 13", thigh 22". Since the challenge I’ve done King’s SS and Limping routine as well as recently completing a HST cycle. Diet consists of 40% p, 30% c, 30% f using massive diet principles and caloric intake 2,400/day (I suspect this could be to low). Supplements, creatine, Grow, MD6, and last 4 weeks Tribex and M. As of today I can 1rm bench 265lbs., squat 305lbs, dead 265 lbs (still stuggle with form), 8 pullups. I also continue to run (mostly HIT, 20 minutes sprints on bike and run 3x week). Can run 5k in 21 minutes.
Overall, I feel better than I have in 20 years but am not satisfied with my strength or size gains. This is where you all come in. My goal's are: 185 lbs, waist 32", chest 44", bicep 16", thigh 26'. 1rm bench 375, squat 425, deadlift 375. Given these goals, is my progress in the last 14 months reasonable and what time frame should I expect to reach my goals given my dedication to future routine's like King's Limping series, EDT, 5X5 and others?