Welcome to my training log!
With gym’s re-opening again tomorrow (in the UK) after months of no training I thought it would be best to use the internet for good and create an online log to keep myself accountable and also get office when I stall and need input.
I have been lifting weights on and off for the past 10 years but honestly must of that time has been a complete waste… Time spent eating LOW LOW calories to stay at a certain weight (I use to be an amature boxer with same day weigh ins), high volume workouts and just spinning my wheels.
Currently I am training MMA ( Love It!) and strength/ performance gains are my main goal (as opposed to focusing on mass gain) but I have a much better relationship with food and now I am actively looking to gain weight.
Also worth adding over the last couple of months during lockdown due to lack of equipment I have focused A LOT on cardio (sprints, long runs), bodyweight circuits etc with a goal of having my base cardio sorted and once gyms re-open I can focus on gaining strength and technical work without worrying about this.
Basic info about me:
Weight: 123lb as of this morning ( I did say I focused a lot on cardio!)
Deadlift before lockdown: 150kg/330lb
Squat before lockdown: 130kg/ 286lb
Bench before lockdown: 80kg/ 176lb
Image of current body
I will be running Juggernaut method by Chad Wesley Smith as I feel a programme designed to go with an athletes sport training would be best suited to fit in with my MMA training, I enjoyed running it before lockdown and also the progression scheme will let me progress at a good rate once I get into the grove again. Will be using roughly 85% of my last max for the programme and main accessory work will be using 5/3/1 % (except no Max rep at last set)