I’ve decided to start a log to add some accountability. But first, a story:
About 6 years ago I bought a house and setup a home gym in my garage. By the time my son was born, I was at my strongest (chins +90, 405x3 deadlift, and similar). But the garage was cold and it was a hassle. I moved the equipment to the basement, and I became ful of excuses. For the next three years I trained haphazardly, averaging maybe once or twice a week, constantly lowering weights because I felt lazy. I injured my back twice while deadlifting, too.
I’ve decided to get a real gym membership again - having a space to go to with other people seems to motivate me more.
In terms of goals, I have a few:
- Bodyweight: 195 (currently 215)
- Power Clean: 275
- Front Squat: 315
- Press: 195
- Deadlift: 315 (because of fear, eventually 455)
- Chins: +90
- Dips: +135
Right now I’m planning to focus on these as primary goals as I rebuild my strength base. I’m using waved linear progression right now, focusing on those first three. Chins and dips are done for reps right now just to get back in the groove, and deadlifts are done on Fridays for higher reps in the hope of injury proofing my back.
I’ll probably add prowler work or carries at the end, time permitting. There’s no immediate dietary focus, as I figure simply focusing on getting work in will affect body composition for now