Good day everybody,
So I’ve decided to start a training log in here, since I’ll begin with 5/3/1 Fullbody training this afternoon.
Some info about me:
Height 182 cm (I think that’s close to 6ft)
Weight 125kg (275lbs, give or take)
I train to be stronger and look good doing it. Strength is my top priority but I don’t want to look like a tub of goo so I take care of not eating junk food, but I’m not so strict about what I put in my mouth or how much since I need the fuel to hoist them heavy weights. I had to buy a smaller belt this last weekend so diet is in check. However I am open to overhauling it if my waist starts to get bigger again. But I’ll cross that bridge if I get to it.
Ok, I’ve been running 5/3/1 for 8 cycles now. My PR’s from my first cycle were:
PRESS 100x15 = 149.5 1RM*
DEADLIFT 235x9 = 304.8 1RM
BENCH 160x17 = 249.8 1RM
SQUAT 160x20 = 265.61RM
*As per Wendler’s 1RM formula in his book.
And my current PR’s are:
PRESS 150X6 = 179.7 1RM
DEADLIFT 315X3 = 346.19 1RM
BENCH 225X5 = 262.125 1RM
SQUAT 255X6 = 305.49 1RM
So, why change to FBT? Not a particular reason. My current 5/3/1 template (Bodybuilding) is working, but 8 months is a long time and am kind of tired. Upon reading the fullbody template on the 531 second edition I was hooked, so I figure what the hell, right? It’s still 5/3/1 and it’ll still get me stronger. Plus the on the extra day off (I was training 4 times per week, FBT is only three) I can get some personal stuff done (Girlfriend, my writing, schoolwork, etc).
So here’s the plan: Run all phases of FBT (There’s 4 of them) for two cycles each.
These are the training maxes I’ll start from:
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What am I working for, you ask? Here are my goals.
1RM GOALS (Proven, not calculated with no formula):
DEADLIFT = 585 (I believe that’s 6 45lbs plates on each side of an Olympic bar)
SQUAT = 495 (5 plates)
BENCH = 405 (4 plates)
PRESS = 275 (2 plates + 25lbs on each side)
Why these numbers? Cause they’d make me the strongest mofo at my gym and into the top 5 in my city. What happens after? Dunno, maybe I’ll take up bodybuilding and work towards being the strongest and biggest dude in Mexico, but I’ll cross that bridge until I get to it.
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And today the onslaught begins with SQUAT DAY!!! YAAAAAAAY!!! (Notice I like doing squats)
1X5 250 (I’ll shoot for 7 reps)
GUILLOTINE PRESS 3X10 135lbs.
(I’ve been doing DB Benches for 8 weeks, need a change and these are fun!!)
CHINUP NEGATIVES 3 sets.
(I can’t do a single chinup, so I’ll follow a coaches’ advice at my gym and begin with negatives. I have no idea how many I’ll be able to do. I’m shooting for 5 reps per set)
DUMBELL ROWS 3X10 100lbs
AB WHEEL 2X15
Finish off with 20min on the treadmill @ 15% incline (Whatever the hell that means, that’s what the screen says and it’s pretty steep) at a speed of 2mph (Pretty light, I know).
I’ll let everyone know how it went tomorrow.
Thanks for reading!