300bench + 400squat + 500dead = strong mofo
The first line says it all. I know, not terribly strong given the huge numbers being cranked out here on TN every day, but as a 40 year old who only started lifting heavy recently, I think it's an excellent goal given the way the deck is stacked against me in terms of my age.
Nonetheless, I figured I would chronicle my journey here along with all the other over 35's and see how it goes.
I began with Starting Strength late last year and have only recently switched over to Wendler's 5/3/1 program (with assistance work). The latter will be my focus for the foreseeable future along with some sprint & prowler work twice a week until I reach my first set of goals, 300/400/500.
My lift days are M/T/Th/F and Sprints/Prowler work are W/Sa.
Another note of interest, I recently switched over to the EliteFTS yoke bar for squats and my weights have dropped significantly. I don't yet understand why, but I've gone from 340 X 5 down to 272 X 6 (in my last workout) and it feels heavy as shit. I'm not terribly happy with the difference in weights, but the issues I was experiencing with my left shoulder/bicep are completely non-existant so the end result is worth it for now. I'll keep plugging away and see how it goes.
Last night was sprint work. I like to go over to the local high school and sprint the soccer field. Last night was hot/humid and freaking brutal! 89F with 90% humidity @ 7:30 in the evening. After warming up and running a few sprints at 60% effort I cranked out 8 X 50 yard sprints & 2 X 100 yards. My right hammie was on fire afterwards and I had to ice last night for about 40 minutes in order to get it to settle down. I feel a little sore today but not so much that deads will be impacted this evening.
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