For those that have been following my log recently you’ll know that I have a passion for photography and lifting heavy shit. Contradictory? I consider both to be solo projects through which I try to better and educate myself. They both allow me to unwind, focus my mind on the present and even at times be creative (drag plate set up). The only issue is that sometimes I have limited free time and balancing my two passions is not always easy. For now its summer, a great time of the year to be outside taking pics so I’ve dropped my gym days to 3 times a week for 1.5 hour sessions. While in the fall/winter I was hitting the weights 4-5 times a week without fuss.
My current goals are
A: learn more of the technical side of my camera
B: focus on form a little more to blast through lifting plateau’s
current maxes are:
bench 140lbs 1x1
squat 165lbs 1x1
deads 245lbs 1x1
push press 105lbs (way back this winter) 1x1
my long term goals are:
bench: BW which is currently 150lbs
squat: 225lbs or 1.5 BW
deads: 300lbs 2xBW
pull-ups: 5 really good reps with perfect form.
Currently not on a diet, just making sure I’m downing enough protein. Also I’ve been skipping the cardio since May to help pack on a little more muscle, especially in the legs for them squats. I’ll be back on the cardio and PF&PC “diet” in September. I’ve also decided to give myself the challenge of 30 days without alcohol in September. For a Frenchie that’s a damn big challenge. For now I’m enjoying the booze and the food.
So basically I’m always trying to balance lifting, eating and life. If that ain’t hardcore enough for you then you can find youself another place to park your ass.
Here’s to another 9 months of progress and thanks to all the fab folks here who have helped and laughed with me along the way.