I started this program in hopes of getting my main lifts up to a respectable level. I started with my 1RM for Press - 195, Squat - 345 (I never failed above this but never felt comfortable going heavier), Bench - 325, Deadlift - 475. I never was too concerned with the numbers I lifted but this program really has gotten me focused and using them as motivation. Only using the mirror as a judge has not been a smart move for me and I feel this has been a major change in my mindset.
During the first week I was thinking the program was pretty easy and the 5x10 BBB @ 50% wouldnt be enough of a challenge. I started thinking maybe I should have increased my starting numbers. Well I am glad I didnt. Bumping up to 60% was a challenge in week 4, but by the end of week 6 I was handling it much better and felt much stronger.
During week 6, I worked up to 1RM PR for each lift and am happy to say every lift has greatly increased. Press - 210, Squat - 405, Bench - 345 and Deadlift - 545.
Im looking forward to the next 6 weeks after this weeks deload. At that point I will figure out whats next. Im gonna keep eating big and hoping to get stronger and bigger.
Thanks Jim, great program.