Couldn’t find an intro thread, so making this one. Hi, my name is Drew and I just turned 41. Recently noticed I was fat and out of shape and decided to change that. I’ve been getting back into lifting over the past 6 months after a 20 year layoff. Boy does time wreck you! Just started SL 5x5 a couple of weeks ago. Its similar to my training style from my younger days, but I felt I needed to go back to the beginning and start fresh, so I’m using this program for 6 months and will take stock then if I need to make any changes.
The first thing I learned is my flexibility is shot in my hips (years of cycling and mtb have made me very stiff). I’m incorporating the Agile 8 as my pre-workout stretch, but I need to find more ways to rehab my hips, and lower back. Had to basically start at zero and relearn the squat as my form turned to crap. Using the ‘low squat’ position, which is new to me, and really like it, but have lots of room to improve.
Anyhoo, numbers aren’t that impressive, but hey, who gives a shit, I’m lifting for me right!
1RM Bench - 235
1RM Squat - 225 (gone back just bar, then 115, to relearn proper form)
1RM Pendlay Row - 155
1RM OHP - 155
1RM Dead Lift - 265
Well, that’s me. Look forward to reading all of the old content and hopefully contributing something useful at times.