I am creating this log after losing my 3rd workout notebook. It is hard to track your progress when you lose your stuff. I am breaking the habit of being disorganized and inconsistent. This is a habit that I feel is my biggest weakness at the moment and upon improving will help me in all areas of my life. My long term weightlifting goals are to avoid injury, deadlift 500lbs, strict press 225lbs, and reverse row 10 reps at bw. My weight is 257lbs as of last Tuesday, I would ideally like to be 240. My lower back has been bothering me, and while I would like to get stronger faster, I would not like to incur and injuries that may compromise my health. Hence, my goal is to get stronger slowly. As of last week I have begun lifting in the morning due to excessive fatigue after work. The fatigue has compromised the quality of my lifts and the consistency of my lifting schedule. The second post will follow up with todays performance.
My current comprehensive statistics are as follows:
Deadlift - 385x5 (last taken in November '15), Current TM = 385 ~ 430 1rm.
Squat - Still cant find good form, struggling to beat a max of 300lbs
Bench Press - 215x5, this was not a max and felt light, could probably do 225x5. I have not been training this directly
Dumbell Press - 120 per hand for a single, was tough but I think 5 more pounds per hand could have been done.
Overhead Press - Strict Press is about 190lbs
Incline Press - using neutral grip, was about 185 for 3.
Farmers Walk - 500lbs for 50 feet done roughly two weeks ago. Have not gotten a true max on this lift in months
Keg Carry - last carried a 260lb keg for 50 feet. Current working set is 200lbs.
Yoke Walk - have not trained this recently, working set was 370 to 390 for50 feet.
Zercher Squat - 3 months ago got 300 for 6.
Atlas stones - 240 was easy, missed 260 due to arm sweat. Max is probably 250.
Reverse row - bodyweight for 7. The goal is 10.
Until my departure to graduate school, my main lifting metrics will be:
Strict Overhead Press
I would like to include a horizontal pressing, but bench press bothers my shoulders and the dumbells in my gym are out of commission. I will omit this lift in particular.