I’ve been going back and forth in my mind about starting a cycle for the last few weeks. A little background, I’m 26, seriously lifting for about 5 years now but have played football in high school since 15 so I am not new to the iron game. It helps that I had a great coach who set up a great foundation in high school years. 6’1" and 248 lbs with 17% bodyfat at the moment (I let myself go in the last couple months since me and the wife had a child).
Low incline dumbbell 130lbs @ 4x6-8
Squats 485 @ 4x8
Military Press seated 275 @ 4x6-8
Deadlifts (not done)
In terms of diet and training, lack of motivation and willpower was never an issue. I stick to a plan 100% of the time and when I set my mind to it don’t ever get off the beaten path. Now my main problem is wondering if I should keep on going with what I got or try to up the stakes a little.
Gains are still coming here and there but I’m at a fork in the road. Obviously I’m the one who is going to make the decision but I love and respect many of the opinions of veterans here at T-Nation and just thought I could pick some brains and discuss it a bit.