21 year old 190 lb guy tries to be healthy and somewhat strong.
I’ve been lifting weights for two years (beginning in September 2015). I have run, in this order, Stronglifts 5x5, Bigger Leaner Stronger (by Michael Matthews), the Texas Method, and 5/3/1. After running the Texas Method for a couple of months, I injured my back and took a break from movements that involve spinal compression (i.e. squat, deadlift, press, power clean, etc.). This gave me some time to work on bench press and chin-ups.
I started to get burned out with lifting in May of 2017, so I decided to take a break in June and July to focus on conditioning (which had not quite gone down the shitter but needed work). After this break (which included a study abroad in England during which I enjoyed a significant amount of beer), I decided to go on a 10-15 lb cut because I wanted to be around 180 to 190 lbs. After this, I ran Building the Monolith. I finished the last workout of Building the Monolith on Friday, November 24 (bodyweight went from 183 to 190).
Best Lifts (all for 1 rep):
Bench Press: 255
Power Clean: 195
Power Snatch: 145
Chin-Up: bodyweight + 100 lbs
Current Bodyweight: 190 lbs
Height: 5’ 10”
Most of my best lifts were done around March of 2017 at a bodyweight of around 200.
- Health during old age
- Vegetables and fruits every day
- Maintain a good level of conditioning
- Don’t look fat with a shirt on
- Press 200x1 (and eventually 225x1)
- Bench Press 315x1
I use MyFitnessPal to track calories and protein. I am going to try to hit around 2500 calories per day (maybe more if I am hungry) with 200 grams of protein per day. During Building the Monolith, I ate a lot more than 2500 calories. However, I am now looking to sit more or less at my current weight for a while. I also try to eat fruits and vegetables because I feel better when I do.
I will be running a simple full-body linear progression, Starting Strength style.
I would love any comments or advice from anyone.
Thanks for following!