I was going to do this on my blog but it’s not working. Figure here maybe someone will get bored and offer suggestions.
I have been lifting on an off for 20 years. I am running about 6 months now after a few years off to sort out severe elbow issues. I was never into PLing so I am a bit of noob in that respect. I took me about 3 months just to do a bit of research and sort a program that I liked and would fit my travel schedule. So I’ve been lifting consistantly (for me) for about three months.
I travel every week for most of the week. I really only get 2 or 3 good workouts in a week. While on the road I mess around a little with bands, handstands, pushups, BW squats, etc.
I’m 5’10 and 240lbs or so. I could definately compete at 220 if I cleaned my diet up a bit. I would like to compete ealy next year in the USAPL meet in MN. Everything is going to be raw to keep things simple.
Last tested Maxes in early March :
Squat - 365 - Below parallel on a box
Bench - 335 - I don’t think this has gone up since March.
DL - 405 - These suck for me. Everything feels heavy and slow.
I am going to do mostly ME work. I’ll sneek DE work in where I can, especially for DLs. I am going to rotate 3 or 4 differnt main exercises for Squat/DL and Bench.
Box Squats w/ Bands - Going to rotate band strength.
Trap Bar DLs
Band-Lightend DLs - Going to rotate band strength.
Arch back GMs with SS bar - I might try chain or bands on these. Depends on how easy they feel at the top.
Bench w/bands - Going to rotate band strength
2 Board Press - Don’t think I need bands or chain on these but we’ll see.
Floor Press - Will probably use chain on these to make them a little harder on the top.
Band-Lightened Bench - I may take these out.