I’ve been reading articles on TNation for a while now and I decided to give this a try to keep me consistent. I just started uni and prior to that have been lifting on and off, mainly ‘off’, for about a year or so. My main aim is to get my big lifts up, so that if I get stronger I’ll also end up being bigger (if I eat for it).
I initially worked under the ‘Starting Strength’ program written by Rippetoe, for about 2/3 months consistently, even though I didn’t know what proper technique actually was. After a long period of not ‘finding time’ I followed the routine from ‘21 Day Itch’ for a period of about 2 months, not so consistently, but loved the incorporation of Olympic lifts even though I didn’t enjoy and ended not doing the ‘bodybuilding day’.
As you can see I’m a fan of compound lifts and Olympic stuff (which can be considered as compound?) Anyways dieting wise, I consistently eat food which I know the origins of - that helps me from eating shit food.
My current stats are:
Age - 19
Height - 178cm
Weight - 72kg
Bodyfat - (not sure but comparing with others, around 15%)
All lifts are usually around 5 reps;
Squat - 275 lbs.
Deadlift - 295 lbs.
Overhead Press - 85 lbs.
Bench Press - 125 lbs.
Snatch - 70 lbs.
C&J - 110 lbs.
After going through loads of logs I realise that my lifts seem relatively shit, but I’m hoping to change that.
What I’ve been eating, consistently, since the start of uni has been:
Breakfast - 2 eggs, Oatmeal with berries, a banana
After gym - half a can of tuna, a handful of nuts, rice
Lunch - beef, a portion of mix vegetables, half a can of baked beans
Dinner - chicken, rice, a portion of spinach
(I believe this amount of food is my ‘caloric equilibrium’ since I’ve been the same weight for a while)
Since my focus right now is to increase my lifts to reasonable levels, and size, I am planning to follow the split routine for the next few months.
I appreciate any suggestions/feedback, or anything actually!
I will update this log with my workouts. Thanks for reading!