Hey guys, I am a 25 year old law graduate living in Slovenia. I currently work from home and have gotten back to my beloved iron after a small necessary break until December. I enjoy big compound lifts and being a good athlete for sports such as muay thai and basketball. I also played football at university, linebacker.
I have started this blog as a source of motivation and accountability.. I have worked out for maybe 5 years now "off and on" but mostly on, I had great progress in the first few years but then quickly plateaued due to dietary habits and a bunch of other excuses.. My goal is to simply become an excellent athlete for the sports I practice.
The approach I will be taking now is simply to improve one step at a time and cut out bad habits in order to progress. Some rules which are a vast improvement to my normal habits:
-only one "cheat" meal per day, around workout
-other meals will consist of healthy protein with vegetables and complex starches such as beans and oats
-maximum alcohol intake once per week, limited to 2 drinks, preferrably none. (this will seem like a cop out but historically I have had much, much more. I think this will be a realistic compromise)
I have no problems with consistency as I do actually enjoy training. It's all the other factors that I need to keep in check. I do not plan to gain weight or lose weight per se as I think body composition will take care of itself. Eating everything in sight to become "huuuge" never worked out for me in the past, but if I feel the need to I will increase caloric intake.
STATS: 6'0.5, 96 kg, BF%: 18% (estimate) Waist: 36.25 inches Arms: 16.0 inches
CLEAN: Current PB, 82.5 kg GOAL: clean my bodyweight - I have come to really appreciate this movement recently. even tho I don't have access to bumper plates I wanna improve at this lift.
BACK SQUAT, Ass to grass, no belt: All time PB: 170 kg, Current PB: 120 kg estimated (lol)
GOAL: I just want to get my squat back in decent shape but since I have no spotter I have no specific goal for 1 rep maxes.
DEADLIFT, no wraps, no belt, sumo: All time PB: 210 kg, Current PB, 150 kg estimated (lol)
GOAL:I want to get this back to 2 X my bodyweight
VERTICAL JUMP: I want to be able to dunk again. With my wingspan and height I need about a 34" vertical leap to achieve this, maybe a bit more to do so comfortably.
BENCH PRESS: All time PB: 125 kg, Current PB: Estimated 90 kg. I am a poor bench presser but I would like to do maybe 90kg X 15 repetitions.
PUSH PRESS: All time PB: 80 kg, Current PB: Unknown, GOAL: 90 kg X 2 would be nice to correspond with my ambitions to improve my clean.