Hey Jim / everyone first off id like to say thanks for the program Jim. I purchased your beyond 5/3/1 2nd edition and I love the philosophy and simplicity of the programming.
Alright so ill get right into it.
I am a asset protection investigator for a company in Canada, in short i investigate frauds/theft and make arrests on crackheads fairly often.
Ive been doing security for years and had various experiences knives/ needles/ golf clubs pulled on me.
I plan to get into corrections in the near future and after that law enforcement.
Im not a naturally big dude, im about 5'8" and without forcing myself to eat or lift im around 140 lbs.
right now ive been bodybuilding for about 2 years im around 180-190 pounds and my stats are as follows.
Deadlift - 375
Bench - 255
Press - 175
Squat - 315
(one rep maxes)
Ive been working off of my trainnig maxes just as you prescribe in your book and im currently on week two of my first cycle through. I am loving it.
Heres my only issue. Size is a big interest of mine as having a presence is the first step in any sort of arrest procedure. In fact in Canada where i live officer or security presence is the first step on the use of force continuem. The idea is if you are physically intimidating enough people will not fight you.
I obviously dont wanna be looking like a roid monkey as i wish to be approachable but being a naturally smaller dude packing on size especially in my arms is crucial.
I understand volume builds size, unfortunately there doesnt seem to be an assistance template that supports enough volume for me.
Over just the last week my girlfriend has commented how i look smaller?
The point im getting at is i want to be Big AND Strong. size is just as important to me as strength.
I can post my current plan if you would like to see it.
Is there anything you can think of that would help me in my journey.
I currently am eating like a mad man (i dont count calories i believe thats for women who wanna lose weight), protein like its going outta style and im lifting with intensity.
If its all in my head lemme know.