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.
Update—- 1/15/21 hit the 650 I was after…I’m gunna re evaluate my goals and see if I want to keep going and shoot for 700 or if I want to focus something else. I don’t really know.
Update — 3/9/22
Kinda strayed away from the 700 lbs. after I got to 650 I had a bunch of obstacles with health, and then started going a different direction of losing weight and getting lean. Currently at 284, which is down like at least 16lbs in the past few months. Def still keeping strength, but numbers aren’t as high as when I was 300-305 which is expected