A little background on me. Just turned 28, 6’3, 280 right now. Been back at it for about 3 1/2 months. I use to be serious in the gym when I was 22. pRs back then- bench 365 squat was close to 5, deadlift was 495.
Right now, haven’t maxed anything yet, but for sets of 5x5 I’m doing bench 285, squat 355, deadlift 375. I haven’t been squatting this whole time, knees are iffy to say the least.
Losing body fat
Keep eating habits clean
Surpass my old PRs
Right now I’m doing a basic push/pull/leg sit since I’ve only been back for a short time and let’s be honest, it works. 5x5 for big lifts, 3x8-10 for accessory work.
Update-- Hit the 505 deadlift. Felt awesome. Can’t stop there though, new goal – 550. I would like to get a 500lb squat but my knees feel rough. Always popping and clicking and what not. I know everything isn’t right with them, so I’m not in a rush for that.
new update 8/25-- hit the 550 deadlift.onto 600
new update: @575 for deadlift. havent really been keeping the 5x5 going. mostly been doing triples on bench & deadlift working up to a 1 rep, not max but about 50-60lbs from it. seems to be workin
new update: at 585. 600 will be tried in a couple weeks. ill have a video once i get that
10/18-- hit 600, onto 650 maybe now.