Alright so I finally decided to start logging my workouts and progress and stop lurking, also I love T-nation articles; thank you for having great articles and not mindless content. I’ve been executing something very similar to SS (I wasn’t doing the program) since May 18. Anyhow thanks for the read and good luck with your own goals! Feel free to offer advice if you have something to share.
Height/Weight: 234lbs/74 inches
BF% Between 22-25%
Current PRs Goal PRs
Squat 235 3x5 Squat 350 3x5
OHP 105 3x5 OHP 200 3x5
Bench 195 3x5 Bench 300 3x5
Deadlift 285 1x5 Deadlift 450 1x5
Chin ups- 6 Chin ups- 20
2-mile 15:30 2-mile 13:30
3-mile 27:30 3- Mile Sub 21:00
I try to emulate Alan thrall’s form for the lifts and all of my pull ups are from a dead hang.
Overall- Slow cut, with measurable strength gain, then normalize.
Short term: Finish noob gainz find an intermediate program.
May-Sep 2018: Run a marathon, then cut.
Oct 2018- Reevaluate goals and restart novice or intermediate program
I like getting faster, stronger, and healthier. Sex, self-respect, and being competitive.
The state of affairs
Diet: I don’t count calories but I try to stay away from sugars/artificial sweeteners while trying to get my complex carbohydrates and vegetables in. Of late I have been trying out 16-23 hour fasts 1-3 times a week, because they’re cheap.
Sleep: Mostly erratic, thanks to shift work and not maintaining discipline.
Supplements (when available)
1 daily vitamin, fish oil 300mg
Casein protein- at bed time or randomly
Whey- post workout
Creatine –post workout
BCAAs- Pre-workout, Intra-workout
Beta-alanine- Pre-workout and 1-2 times a day