I am new here, but not new to training or to online forums. I am going to log my journey here. To get things started I used to compete in equipped powerlifting. My best total is 1420 in a meet with a 550 squat, 370 bench, and a 500 deadlift.
I have recently had some big changes in my life and sparing you all the details I will just say that it lead to me losing a lot of weight and strength. I decided I need to build my raw foundation back up for all of my lifts and decided to follow Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 raw powerlifting routine. If you don't know much about it I will describe it here briefly.
The basis for the routine is the squat, deadlift, flat bench, and standing military press. There is a day for each one and all of the days are percentage based. The beauty of this percentage based program is I have it charted out until September 2010. So I have a long term plan working here which is the only thing keeping me sane since I am very small and weak right now. The short term goal is for me to do my first raw meet this coming September. I am hoping to squat 425, bench 265 and deadlift 520.
Since I am training by myself right now I have been shooting vids of all of my workouts so I can see my form and fix things. I will be sure to post the videos here in the log so everyone can follow my progress and offer some advice. Also, right now I am lifting in my garage. It is nothing fancy but I have everything I need to get strong.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all enjoy the ride.