Hi guys I am posting for the first time looking for some advice. I am currently focusing on losing weight after gaining 80+lbs over the last few years from injury and inactivity and general not looking after myself.
I got gout last month for the first time and it was a real shock and completely filled me with the drive to sort myself out. I have been dieting while i have this current flareup, which hopefully will go soon, and have been focusing on dieting and mobility and doing things like assisted chin-ups etc which I can do without using my feet.
I have gone from around 208lbs to 190 in a few weeks and have visibly lost fat. My aim is to reach 155lbs which is my ideal and previous lean weight for my frame. Once I am at my weight and body fat goal I am planning on starting my first real lifting routine.
I want a very minimalist routine focused on strength and specifically getting a good level of strength on the big five power exercises:
My program would also have to accomodate my other main goal which is to be all round useful and athletic. How would this do as a kind of all purpose general routine?
Weighted chin-up 3x5
Abdominal work/Hanging leg raises (optional)
Weighted chin-up 3x5
Lower back work/Hyper-extensions (optional)
I have read kindle versions of starting strength, 5/3/1 and looked online at stronglifts and none of them appeal to me for a few reasons, I thought this would be better for the following reasons:
I would still use linear progression but raise the weight once a week (including for chin-ups), cut squat frequency of SL and SS while reducing the volume i would have on 5/3/1. This would allow moderate cardio without feeling destroyed.
I am in no rush to get strong, I am looking for a lifestyle change, slower progression, low volume and not squatting three times a week, while doing some cardio and eating healthy seems a great option.
My big brother is in the Military and does a similar program and told me about the site. Hoping to start a log and just wanted some other folks opinions.