I have a pretty unique situation on my hands, and have been drooling over the info on Layers, and just generally getting excited to start DESTROYING in the weight room for the next few months.
I am in Bangkok for one academic year. So, up until the end of May, with one month off from mid December to mid January.
I have access to a gym on campus but it’s fairly limited. Good weekend warrior equipment like a Smith machine, cable station etc but not even one squat rack or free barbell that I am aware of. Basically…“bro” equipment hahaha.
HOWEVER: I signed up for a gym near my apartment that has a fully equipped powerlifting room, and some okay weight room stuff like an array of leg machines and some cables. No dumbells.
My schedule this semester will give me easy access to each gym 3 times per week. Obviously they are both useful, but for fairly different things. I wish to take full advantage of both as much as makes sense, especially the powerlifting equipment, extra especially with all this Layers stuff just sitting here for the taking in these forums!
I’m sitting here trying to devise a monster program that takes advantage of both facilities without doing some stupid overlaps. My weekly schedule is:
Monday: Off campus
Tuesday: On Campus
Wednesday: On campus
Thursday: Off campus
Friday: On campus
Saturday: Off campus
Sunday: Off campus
That offers up 6 days I could train, whether or not that is smart. I’m on a student Visa, so I couldn’t get a job if I wanted to. Let’s call this my job.
I haven’t seen an accurate scale since I got here so I guess I’m currently about 162 lbs, somewhere around 10% BF (self calipered so who really knows?) I left school in May teetering on 170.
Aiming for 180 lbs at end of academic year. Crazy? Maybe. I’ve been able to add 7lbs of muscle a semester fairly consistently in the past, and I like a challenge. Plus food is crazy cheap here. I can hit 4000cal for maybe $7 a day.
Also a DL of 405 would be cool. Current PR is 365. No gear whatsoever and I would use that stipulation for this goal as well.
I thought I’d just throw this out there and see if anyone slaps me upside the head with some brilliant ideas, while I continue reading amazing ideas from people lots smarter than me about all this.
Thank you so much for whatever knowledge gets put forth in this thread. I started a log under that forum too. “An Overseas Experiment.”