I’ve been lurking on T-Nation for close to a decade now, and it’s time to start posting. I keep a paper training journal but want to keep one online too. I figure that this will give me a different perspective on what I’m doing and why (plus nothing says “personal accountability” like an anonymous user name on the web).
6’3" 245 ~15% 24 years old
been lifting about 9 years, got real fat and strong then got skinny and weak.
I want to be as strong as I was when I was fat, and in as good of shape as when I was skinny. People look at me and think I’m strong because I’m a big guy but I know better. I’m training to become an EMT-B right now, and getting in shape for that is important to me as well.
by April 2010 my goals are to hit 400 in the back squat, 300 in the bench press, 455 in the deadlift, and a 185 pound military press
I have a pretty solid home gym. 365 pounds of weight, 45 pound olympic bar, flat bench, 2 adjustable sawhorses that act as a rack, pullup bar, sandbag, 40/20/10 pounds kettlebells.
I’m going to use the 5/3/1 system because I like it’s flexibility
metcon + abs
Military Press <=== this workout done at a commercial gym for the dumbbells
Dead Stop Back Squats
good mornings heavy, however i feel like doing them that day
metcon + abs
Dead Stop Bench Press
Rack work for the bench
Initial Training maxes:
Deadstop Back Squat 285
Deadstop Bench Press 240
Theoretical training maxes after each cycle (weight lifted x reps x .0333 + weight lifted)
Deadstop Back Squat 1-366
Deadstop Bench Press 1-283