On the suggestion of the FA ladies, I'm moving my brand new log over here to reach a more appropriate demographic. Some background info: 22yrs old, living in CT, graduated from college in January, didn't get a job in this cruddy market but ended up with a fantastic internship in fixed income.
My days pretty much consist of waking up, working 11 hours, gym for 2, and sleep. I can't claim to be the most exciting person, but hopefully there will be something of merit worth reading here =).
I have kept a private log for some time, but now I feel compelled to share my work with others. I get no support for my lifting endeavors (other than my trainer) in real life, and I kind of feel like a puss to now suddenly need a community and people to talk about this sort of thing with.
I know motivation needs to come from inside and I should only worry about lifting for myself, but I think it'll be cool to pretend to have "training partners" on the internet, plus everyone on these forums seems very nice =).
I first picked up a weight in February 2008, "bench pressing" 10lb dumbbells, and barely able to do 10 bodyweight squats. I had no idea what I was doing but pretty much taught myself what to do and forced myself to pick up heavier weights when I wasn't sure if I could. Now I have a bench max of 135lbs (lower now since a string of recent shoulder injuries), squat max 195lbs, and deadlift max 225lbs.
I could get real poetic about my feelings on the matter, but for now I'll just say I'm pretty proud of myself for pushing forward and accomplishing more than I ever set out to do.
I am currently focusing on powerlifting right now on the 5/3/1 plan, while simultaneously dropping weight. Tricky things to do together, but in the past 6 weeks I've lost 11 lbs while getting stronger in squat and DL, and maintaining on the bench. Let's hope this keeps up! I work with a well-regarded powerlifter in the area as often as I can, and follow a carb cycling diet from Shelby Starnes. I hope my results are enough to do them justice!
Thanks for reading this far and I'll start posting some workouts asap!