Well, not really that old. I just recently hit 35 this past march, and figured a log would help me stay focused on some of the goals I set for the next half of my life. Aside from stepping my game up as a husband & father, I want to be the strongest possible version of myself. What better way to get there than some good ol’ beyond 5/3/1! I ran original 5/3/1 through the last year and a half, until I got injured last summer playing recreation flag football.
I started beyond 5/3/1 about 5 weeks ago after testing maxes, and I will list my current training maxes below. The plan is 4 days a week, a 5th day on saturday for cleanup work (arms/calves/abs), leaving me 2 full rest days. I will eventually slip to a 3 day routine in August as my second daughter arrives! Right now there is no conditioning but I plan to incorporate prowler work into the squat & DL days. My gym has a low bar sled indoor, and I have a econo-prowler.
Diet: ~3000 daily, aiming for 40/40/20 breakdown. Days I don’t train are around 2500, using the ‘100g carb cure’ rule.
5/3/1 training maxes (currently cycle 1, week 5)
My goal right now is simply get to 315/405/500 for a couple reps each, injury free, and hopefully getting some tips on form from you guys along the way as I start posting videos.
I will report back tonight hopefully with a vid on my sumo deads. I had recently just transitioned over to them and really like the feel.
Time to get my shit on track!