I am a 35 year old former construction worker turned stay at home dad. I began lifting again about 2 years ago. My wife had just finished residency, my check was no longer necessary, and I was to begin exploring what I would do next. Originally I was just looking for something physical to do, after spending six hours in welding classes every day.
However, I quickly found that what I really wanted was to shed the excess weight I had put on since graduating from college a decade earlier. I have thus far lost around 40 lbs. of fat. I would like to lose 20 more. I currently stay at home with my son who was born eight months ago. This last week I began using 531 as it seems to be a tool I can use to reach my goals.
- Lose fat- This is a bit vague. I’m guessing that I am in the 20-25% fat range, and I would like to drop down to 10-15%. I have access to a dexa scan, which will make this more precise.
- Gain strength- Achieve maxes of 200, 300, 400, and 150 in the bench, squat, dead and press respectively. I am going to start 531 with maxes of 185, 225, 275, and 120
- Carb cycling
- 531+sled work
- Daily walk
TIME PERIOD: I’m going to say a year for the maxes, but I would like to have the fat percentage down in six months.