Well I have been reading T-Nation articles for about, oh, 18mths now...and today finally read some of your training logs...and feel both humbled (read: slack) and inspired at that same time! I've been lifting for about 5 yrs now, but mainly for general health. Def not going to be pulling 140kg DLs any time soon (let's be honest, ever), however this year I am keen to up my numbers and see some real gains.
BF%: 20% (as of Nov 2010)
Focus for 2011:
- consistency (my biggest failing)
- drop several % BF
- be able to do more than 1 pullup at a time!
- improvements in numbers on squat and DL (bench not so much due to injury issues)
Bit unfocused with my training right now. Usually I hit the gym with a plan, but last night I was restless and not sure whether I cbf working out...and ended up going w/o a plan and did the following:
front squat 4 x 8 x 20kg
DL 4 x 6 x 35kg
bench 3 x 10 x 20kg
step ups 3 x 4 ea side x 25kg
assisted pullup 2 x 6 @ L6 (no idea what kg that is, but the machine goes from L20 easiest to L1 hardest).
HIIT: 8 x 1min run/walk.
As you can see, my numbers are pretty low and I tend to do too high reps. I work out at a normal gym, no training partner or coach. And I also do some dance, kettlebells, running, yoga to mix things up.
Anyway, any suggestions now or any time are more than welcome!
Here's to some improvements in 2011