Well, it’s probably about time I started a log here, I’ve been around here long enough. I’m Jason, but some people here call me Joyce.
Fat kid growing up, through high school. Joined the Marine Corps in '99, right after graduating and shipped out weighing 205 I think it was. Well, Diet Recruit “Inkaddict” made it through bootcamp and came out at a scrawny and sick looking 168. Through most of my enlistment I was weak and didn’t really focus on getting stronger, I just did my job every day (Avionics Technician on CH-46E). Started getting hefty towards the end of my enlistment and was downright fat when I got out in '04, and didn’t continue with much in the way of exercise.
Started lifting in '05 with my brother in law, a former gymnast, and got into it. Joined the site and read shit all the time, worked out hard, but then fell off the wagon somehow. Fast forward about 4 years and I decided I needed to get back to lifting. Bought an adjustable bench with uprights high enough to use as a squat rack, and worked with a 5day split for a bit, before falling off again.
Wound up moving the bench to an empty space at work to have easy acces to without the distractions at home, and would lift during breaks and at lunch with some guys there, benching, DLs, squats, OHP’s, and dips off of the forklift. Worked for a while, until one of the bosses said “No more working out, don’t want someone to get hurt” Alright fucker, thanks, you keep smoking and die so I can lift again, k?
Moved my shit home, and sectioned off a part of the house that was a formal dining room/living room and it is now a kids play room with a door to the dungeon, my little slice of hell I can close off to the world, blast the stereo, and lift in. Put my bench in there, built myself a squat rack, and started lifting again, that was the beginning of this year. Picked up Wendler’s 5/3/1 book in March and that’s what I’ve been on since, and what I’ll continue to follow for a while.
Mid-upper 20’s BF%
29 years old
Bench: 285, up from 250
Squat: 250 (Yes, I know), up from a hard 215
Dead: 365, up from 310
Military: 185, up from 170
Not bad progress for a few months.
I’ll be logging my workouts and what not, starting with tonight’s bench workout. I tend to follow the program regarding the main lifts, and just jot down half-assed what assistance work I did, so here I should keep on top of it more. I’m on a 5/3/1 week, with next week being scheduled deload. I’ve basically had a week off since I went on vacation and crashed my motorcycle, it’s kind of fucked me up with my lifting last week. I think I’ll do the 5/3/1 week as written, and instead of deloading next week, start back with the 5’s.
I’ll put video’s up of lifts on occasion, prowler video’s (my self-proclaimed specialty), and anything else I find awesome.
Shit, sorry for the novel!