I’ve decided to keep a log here to track something new that I’m about to implement in my training. This year started off really great for me in terms of progress when I decided to toss out conventional wisdom (to an extent) and listen to my body instead. Biggest thing I have implemented was counting macros, I’ve dropped from 200 to 180 since December while making small strength gains.
Some training maxes…
Squat: 405 <-- this was done when I was heavier, haven’t performed heavy squat since
Deadlift: 520 <-- got this 2 weeks ago.
Bench: 315 <-- got it shortly after deadlift PR
At the beginning of the year, I decided to solely focus on deadlifts. I trained the hell out of it and managed to bring it from 475 @ 200bw to 520 @ 180bw in a little over 3 months. I only performed light speed squats since any time I feel fresh, I will do spend my energy on deadlifts. Now I’ve decided to give my body a break from this heavy beating and focus on heavy squats now.
Training is a little tricky for me at the moment because I am eating a caloric deficit diet. I’m trying to get to single digit bf% so I have to be cautious as to being able to recover in time from a session before the next one. What I did was ditched higher volume training and opt in for high intensity (singles) and high frequency training (I train 6x/week). So far it seems to be working and I’ll ride this wave until it stops.