I was planning to begin a log when I started my version of the “Bulgarian Method” for powerlifting, but have since picked up a bit of an injury (QL strain) which means I can’t start full training for a while (~2 weeks or less hopefully, as I pulled it over a week ago and it’s getting a bit better). I have decided to start the log now, as injury and recovery are surely as big a part of long term success as full intensity training anyway (!).
On that note, here it comes:
Squat 182.5kg (~400lbs)
Bench 115kg (~255lbs)
Deadlift 202.5kg (~450lbs)
Squat 185kg and 180kg x 2
Bench 120kg x 3 (last week, very little arch due to injury)
Deadlift same as comp. (202.5kg)
Bodyweight: 88kg (~194lbs)
Birthdate: 1st Dec '97
I am training for strength, particularly in powerlifting. I also play a bit of rugby, but my strength training is 100% powerlifting with anything else as GPP. More specifically, I would like to achieve a raw 600lb+ squat and deadlift and 350lb+ bench by the age of 18, with no limit on bodyweight but an aim of keeping bodyfat at no more than an approximate 15%. Of course, if I decide to move to equipped lifting, these will be raised accordingly. While I am not against PEDs, I am not going to use any banned substances in this time or in the near future.
(fully logged on paper daily with set no. of calories met daily and recorded, macros tracked periodically to remain on track)
Without going into too much detail (I am aware this is rather long), I am going to continue eating slightly above maintenance for this program, adding 300kcals/day when progress stalls. I will lower kcals on lighter days, increase on twice-a-day days.
Thank you for staying with me through all that detail ! Any input is welcome, I don’t mind discussion.