Long time lurker, sometimes poster. I started a training log early this year or late last year (can’t remember), but I quickly ditched it.
This time, however, I’m going to use it as a way to keep me accountable and on-track.
Hailing from the frozen North (AKA, Canada), I first started getting interested in physical pursuits as a teenager when I began training various martial arts. This resulted in me fucking around with lots of high-rep body weight training, then fucking around with kettlebells, then fucking around with barbells, before finally becoming more structured in the last couple years.
As of writing this, I’m 27 and roughly 5’8”. I have no idea what my current bodyweight is, nor body fat percentage, but I’ve never cared about those specifics.
Get bigger. Get stronger. Simple.
I’ve never been particularly big, strong or fast, but endurance has always been easy for me. I’d like to bump my weak skills up, particularly adding size.
For as long as I can make it work, I’ll be running 5/3/1, as out if everything I’ve tried, I’ve stuck with it the longest and enjoyed it the most.
I’ll be doing a Leader 6-week Leader cycle of 5’s progression, with Boring But Big at First Set Last weights, followed by 25-50 total reps of assistance
This will the be followed by an Anchor cycle of 3/5/1 with PR sets on 3’s week and 5/3/1 week, followed by 5x5 at First Set Last weights, with 50-100 total reps of assistance.
This will be run 3 days a week, with the 4th session bleeding over into the next week. Conditioning with be done 1-2 days a week right now, and with be left loose so I can regulate depending on how I feel.
Food. All the food. Trying to gain weight, so I really won’t be picky.
Let’s get on with it.