Long-time reader, first time poster. After coming last in a strongman comp recently I've decided that I ought to up my game a bit by making myself accountable to you, the T-Nation massive.
My Goals: My main interest is getting better at fighting, mostly grappling, which I've been doing for about five years now. My secondary interest is getting terrifyingly strong. I live in the UK, so I don't take my shirt off in public much - so body comp's a distant third.
My PBs: 200kg deadlift (at a seminar, lots of pressure), 127kg squat, 95kg bench, 85kg push press, 17 pullups, all at 75kg bodyweight.
My Training: I first got serious about training with Starting Strength, which saw all my lifts rocket for about four months, then jumped over to Joe DeFranco's Built Like A Badass - which was fun, if only because it told me exactly what to do so I didn't really have to think in the gym. After that I faffed around with Crossfit and Crossfit Endurance (!) for a while and ran a (slow) marathon. Now I'm three months into my first serious go at 5/3/1, which is working great so far. I tend to do two lifts each day (Mon: deadlift/bench, Wed: squat/push-press) and do minimal assistance work so I'm not too fried to grapple. I save Friday for conditioning/strongman stuff/fun (hill sprints, farmer's walks, vanity work, or grip sessions).
This is my training log.