I am 18 years old, currently in high school. I have been training for 2.5 years, but never really made any progress. I lost the little progress I had made, and lost a lot of weight and strength. So I’m basically a beginner again. You can read my intro post here, I talk about more of my past there.
Decided to make this T-Nation account on my 18th Birthday, 2/1/2020. Gonna keep myself accountable with training and diet on here, and hopefully receive some guidance from you guys as we go along. We’ll see how much progress I make this year.
My goals aren’t purely BB based or PL based- I just want to become a stronger, leaner, bigger, faster version of myself. So I guess my training will incorporate strength, hypertrophy, and cardio as well. One important thing to add about the cardio is I do a ton of running. I might as well call myself a runner.
Maybe it’s not optimal to focus on all three things at once, and maybe its not optimal to combine running with strength training but this how I enjoy training. Maybe by bodybuilding, powerlifting, and running, I may not become the best in any three of those categories. But that doesn’t matter to me, as the only person I’m trying to beat and improve upon is myself. My philosophy this year will be “try it and see”. If something isn’t working, I’ll learn from experience and change it.
Bench: 80 x 7
Squat: 85 x 8
Deadlift: 135 x 8
2020 is a new beginning and I look forward to updating this log with my daily training, diet, and other life related stuff.