I figured it would be wise to start a log.
Please feel free to point out weak spots, or programming suggestions.
I started lifting in rehab a few years back, when I was 160 or so pounds.
I have been fairly consistent since then, but never had very specific goals.
Now, I just want to get stronger on the main lifts, however I am not overly concerned about my bench numbers going up, and I would like to stay healthy for future children. I am 5'11" and weighed 182lbs at the start of this log, two weeks ago.
I also have my ACE certification, and would like to eventually get into the training field, with the hopes of opening my own gym. I am realizing that certification doesn't mean much, but it was a start. I will be looking into a strength and conditioning certification, and possibly an olympic weightlifting one as well. In the mean time, I will keep experimenting with programs on myself.
So what I am doing now, is 3 weeks of my program, and then four of 5/3/1.
I will alternate between the two, increasing the weight as prescribed on 5/3/1 each time I come back to it.
Mine is pretty straightforward. Two weeks of moderate volume with 70-75% of a "training max", then 1 week with slightly less volume at 80-85%. I'll be deadlifting or squatting every workout and finding an ~1RM on both lifts once a week. Meaning it will not be a real grinder, but something I felt good about.
I'll use that number to base my percentages off of, and see what happens.
Also, I will be cycling lift variations. So it will be front squat one week, then oly squat, then low bar wide stance. Deadlift will be conventional, sumo, stiff legged, then deficit. I do need more weight, so I may start doing rep maxes with the deadlift until I can purchase more iron.
So this is starting two weeks ago, I guess Wave 1/Week1.