Its that time again, time for a new log.
The old logs are:
February 2010 to July 2010:
August 2009 to February 2010:
The Kimba basics:
I’m 5’4.5", 111 lbs or so, and I’ve had 45 birthdays come and go.
Nothing focuses my attention as much as getting under a heavy bar. The ultimate cure for monkey mind.
Through hard work and good genetics for leanness, I have met my physique goals. I don’t do weight loss or fat loss here: my body comp goal is to maintain what I’ve got now for as long as I can hold onto it.
My cardio is bicycling in the good weather, and downhill skiing and XC ski-skating when there is snow.
My goal is to lift heavier things, but in a rational, sustainable, injury-free way.
I started 5/3/1 in January 2010 and am currently in Wave 7. I’ve lowered my maxes significantly once, and now I’m repeating the same weights as in Wave 6 because I was not happy with my lifts and saw no point in adding weight.
Although I am used to and accept being the Kimba Freak Show in my weight room, it would be real lonely for me without the PW compound of women and the men who frequent the place.
Being here has improved my squat and deadlift form exponentially. I like posting videos and getting your ideas for improvement.
Specifically I want:
a 1.5 x bodyweight back squat (170 lbs.)
a 2 x bodyweight sumo deadlift (225 lbs.)
a 1 x bodyweight bench press (110 lbs. – I’m rounding this down cause this is my suckiest lift)
an 85 lb. military press
40 bodyweight dips
I am making strength gains as fast as a snail on valium (with thanks to N. for the apt phrase), but I’m good with that.
- My PRs as of today are:
Back squat - 120 lbs for 4 reps
Sumo deadlift - 175 lbs for 3 reps
Bench press - 85 lbs for 5 reps
Military press - 67.5 lbs for 2 reps
Dips - BW 1 x 27, +17.5 lbs, 5 reps
Chinups - BW 1 x 10
Extra points to anyone who gets the title reference.