Original log can be found here: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_log/sscs_log?pageNo=0
Definitely crazy looking back on that. I had no idea what I was doing and was blindly following advice given by C_C… not that that’s a bad thing by any means. I was still, however, discovering my body - as I still am today. I can say a lot of things at that time weren’t for me, or I wasn’t advanced enough to be able to do things correctly, like close-grip bench pressing. Was more of a bastardized bench than anything, haha.
Since the log then, a few things have happened…
1.) Lower back injuries (bone bruising) had been re-aggravated due to deadlifting + squatting consistently. Haven’t bee doing hardly any of each over the last 2 years. Some hack squats, some rack pulls, leg presses, etc. But once it was time to actually hone in on the real deal, my body just wouldn’t have it. Today I can squat without an issues, and can deadlift about once a month (lolz, not joking,) but yeah.
2.) I have very bad carpal tunnel in both of my wrists, but more so my left. This has to be operated on to get fixed. This means I use straps or wraps on almost every movement. Yes, that means wearing wrist wraps when doing preacher curls, hahaha. Ah well, just gotta truck through it.
3.) I am dieting right now. Was doing Mountain Dog Dieting like many of the old BOIs, but a recent financial situation has stopped this from happening. Currently I’m just basically being smart with my macros, focusing on consistent and progressive weight loss and rolling with any other punches that get thrown my way.
4.) Was recently on 5/3/1, but due to DL issues affecting my recovery I’ve switched it up for a (!somewhat!) MAX-OT-inspired thing. As many times as I’ve tried to be proficient with high-volume training… it doesn’t work for me, lol. I don’t know if it’s a recovery issue or a sandy vagina issue, but I’ve tried using good volume numerous times but end up burning hard, quickly.
Best lifts, so far… (this is where it gets embarrassing…)
Decline bench 315 x 2 (only BB exercise I feel in my chest) This was during a high-volume phase about a half year ago. Like I mentioned, it was yielding good results but I actually started regressing quite quickly. I was also 25 lbs heavier than I am now.
Back Squats 335 x 5 / WM 235 x 20 (I know, terrible, but considering I hadn’t been able to squat for like 2 years before this… I’ll take it.)
DL 435 x 5 I think? Weak, years ago I was rack pulling low-mid 5’s pretty well. That was the start of the back issues again.
BB OHP - 200 x 3 or something. Only started doing these within the last few months when I started 5/3/1, I’m liking them though.
So, yeah. I’m going to work out soon, but know I won’t feel like typing this shit out after my lifting.