Been a long time lurker on this site and decided to take the plunge and start a log. I am 28 years old, 6’4 222lbs, married of 4 years and have a 2 year old son. In 2010 I tipped the scales at 300lbs but I got hooked on running in 2011 and dropped to 190. Started lifting in 2012 and after a couple of years of lifting I am at the weight I am today and never felt better. I am currently running 5/3/1 2 days a week with the SVR Template from the Beyond 5/3/1 Book and using kettlebells for conditioning 2-3 days a week. My kettlebell workouts are taken from Pavel’s book Enter the Kettlebell. I do snatches on 1 day and 2 hand swings on another along with some other work. My time for snatches and swings is dictated by the roll of a dice.
Goals at the moment are to get stronger and keep conditioning levels decent. Maybe try a powerlifting meet somewhere down the road.
Recent lifts I hit the past two weeks were Joker PR’s (Singles) for me. Bench Press: 260lbs, Squat: 345lbs, Deadlift: 455lbs, Overhead Press: 185lbs
Current Training Maxes (pounds):
Back Squat: 335
Bench Press: 240
Overhead Press: 175
5/3/1 Squat Day (70%,80%,90%)
Back Squat: 235x3, 270x3, 300x5
Rack Pull (Mid Shin): 5x5 315
Decline Sit Ups: 3x10 w/ 10lb plate behind head
Back Extensions: 3x10 w/ 10lb plate on chest
Felt pretty good today. Recently hit 300lbs for 3 reps last cycle so it was nice hitting a 2 rep PR. Today was the first day I have done rack pulls and 315 for 5x5 felt pretty good.