My name is Austin and I am a 21 year old junior at the University of Alabama. I have been lifting weights for a few years but was never on a very good plan. I have been doing 5/3/1 for a few months now with decent gains but I am still working a lot on my form and learning new things every week. My main problem probably comes from my diet. As a college student, I tend to fall into the trap of eating whatever is available whenever I want. This usually results in beer, bourbon, Dominos, and fraternity house food (friend everything). But I do try my best to eat home-cooked meals of typically cheap steak, chicken, canned tuna, oatmeal, potatoes, rice and canned veggies. I'm not counting calories, or macros or anything. I honestly don't have time and tend to stray.
I am starting this log so that I can hopefully get feedback by more experienced and helpful guys and to keep myself accountable to my goals (because everyone should be accountable to what the say on the internet, right?).
I've only just started to long EVERYTHING I do in the gym. Before I only logged what my main lifts were. So I'm going to attach the Excel spreadsheets from my past phases, but log everything else from now on in here.
Hope to get some feedback, thanks everyone!
Currently I am 6'1" tall, 231.8 lbs with way too much bodyfat
Right now I want to get a much stronger base, possibly gain muscle but drop some fat if possible.
Any tips and tricks would be great.
Also, I have bad knees (4 surgeries total in the past) and running really upsets them, so if y'all can help me thing of cardio things to do that are NOT treadmill running, that would be great.
also, here is my YouTube channel, it only has a few vids from my 531 squat day so far