That’s what I have started telling people who ask why I train the way I do - and really, it’s the truth.
I Suppose I pop up as brand new in your forum, but alas, I have finally decided to emerge from the bushes. You’re all pretty freaking badass, lifting heavy shit and whatnot. I’ve been snooping into your logs for a while now. (no creeper, just admiring talents)
I have currently embarked on a journey to compete in powerlifting, and have just started 5/3/1. Previously, I had been training, but with little intent, and really for no specific purpose. Then, one day I come to the realization that without any serious effort, I was seriously stronger than every single girl I knew. So, after a bit of a debate, I decided that I should satisfy my desire for competition and train for thatÃ¢?Â¦plus I went to a PL meet and it was a lot of fun.
Currently, my estimated maxes are:
Military Press: 100
*I am fairly certain they are all pretty damn close for being estimates. Though back in November, on the 4th week of a program, I hit a 225x2 squat.
Ok, so I know they aren’t at a competitive level yet, but like I said, I haven’t really trained those lift much over the past year and a half. I did Ripptoe’s Starting Strength for a total of 5 weeks, mainly to see where my maxes were. I really don’t know if I could have done it much longer, because my legs were beat to shit nearly every week.
Short Term Goals: based on rep PRs from 531
Military Press: 110
Long Term Goals: timeline to be evaluated made realistically after 2 cycles of 531
Military Press: 120
Basically, I’m not sure how my body will respond to these lifts, and when I will stop seeing awesome gains. In either case, those are the numbers I think I am capable of. The key is going to be keeping my BF in check, since I really like the idea of lifting heavy shit and looking good (vanity, yes, I am still a chick) - and I seem to have trouble with finding the right balance of energy consumed and energy expended.
There are vids of my recent DL and Front squat in my hub - I can embed if requested!
Sooo, here I go…and thanks in advance for any help and support!