Introductions: I’m old and starting out. Yes, it sucks that I started lifting so late in life, but it’s for me not you. My goal is to have a 1200 added S/B/D. I started lifting just to get some exercise in July of 2017. I completed the Jim Stoppani shortcut to size program, did a week of his super set work, then after a week off to let my old ass rest up I decided to do a GVT program called Maximum Hypertrophy written by a guy on BodySpace called befierice. I am down to my last two workouts in this program. It was like being locked in a secret Siberian prision and beaten within a rubber hose most weeks and I’m glad it is over. A day in the plan would be 1-3 exercises for 10 sets of 10 and auxiliary work up to 6-8 more exercises for 6-8 sets of 10. Leg days would be 114k lbs a day.
I grew. I added 15-20lbs of mass. Currently I’m at 240 and 15% bf. And weak.
Max lifts are somewhere close to (never tested them really).
255x 1 squat/ 195 x 2 bench/ ¿315? Not sure on the dead.
#| Edit for 2018 end of year maxes |#
Squat: 405. 08/23/18
Deadlift: 515lbs 12/24/18
Bench: 275 08/20/18
OHP: 195 lbs. 08/21/18
I did rep 185 for 5 sets of 10 on the Romanian Dead.
I will do the Rippietoe Starting strength on Monday. I think I am waisting my time with it, but you never know unless you try.
The plan after that is either the Bridge or 5,3,1. I like the idea of the bridge. Being an older lifter the daily how I feel is important.
My diet is measured I track my protein macros 1+ G protein, carbs I try to keep under 1.5g, fat fills itself.
I was strict keto from May 2017 lost 50+ lbs from 275+ 35% bf down to 223lbs before lifting weights. Got up to 230 12% on keto doing shortcut to size. Then picke the GVT and added carbs to lay down some serious muscle. I did.
Anyway. I’m sure few of you are still reading this so I’m rambling to myself which is fine. If you did make it here please introduce yourself and if you see someplace where you can provide an older guy some advice…go for it.