Hi, everybody. Used to post here a few years ago, just drifted off. Now I’d like to reboot.
Been lifting since I was 18. Training all over the place. Took forever to make any gains at all.
Ten years ago, age 55, entered a meet and deadlifted 275 lbs at 212 bodyweight. In 2013, trained at Ludus Magnus where I benched 175 (never repeated it) and did a rack pull of 315 lbs. Pretty snotty people, though, and left. Training at commercial gyms.
Last year, pandemic. Stayed home. What to do? Rested up. Played with band. Pulls, stretches, kinda deadlift, that stuff. It had a good effect. Stress eased up (still got stress from elsewhere, another story). Got into habit of training much more productively.
Doc diagnosed me with pre-diabetes. Diatician set me right. Meat, steamed veggies, limited carbs. Lost weight. Early this year, down to 178 lbs (81 kg). Pants now 5 sizes too big.
This year, got fully vaccinated by Apr (Pfizer). Back to gym.
I’m starting this post because my training is going a lot different than before and want to share . . .