After many years of lurking and a few months of random posting thought it might be time to post a journal, mostly prompted by the change of program and the thought that if I’m doing it wrong (quite likely) then I can get some correction!
As per title Dark Horse is currently program (2 sessions in) previous to this was 531 the vanilla pr top set every time version. Well not entirely true I tried reactive hypertrophy by meadows for 4 weeks then Tried and Tested by Clay Hyght - turns out I just cannot stand bodybuilding style training (something I’ve realised every time I’ve tried over the past 10 years), which sorta sucks because being massive is awesome but I’ll just have to try it a different way.
Been training for a long time with a serious break in the middle, been back at it a couple of years (with some minor injury breaks - odd few weeks/months usually from back issues from deadlifts!). I’m still weak as kitten (recentish top sets of 531 at around 195lbs - 180kg X 5 deads, 160kg X 8 squat, 165kg X 6 - not sure which of those I care about more, 60kg X 10 ohp, can’t remember bench but I’d guess something around 110 X 10 at present)
Currently 206lbs @ 6’2 and not too fat, some outline of abs probably around 15-17% body fat, but not lean. Started off at 19 at 151lbs and not lean either haha.
Goals; bigger, stronger, more athletic - shockingly original I know. Don’t want to gain too much fat but I lose it fairly easily and don’t tend to get massively fat in the first place - which leads to a less than stellar diet, honestly if I put some effort into my diet I’d probably look significantly better naked (last night was a prime example - whole pizza, followed by 150g fruit and nut chocolate and a salted caramel ice-cream). I’ll probably be slowly gaining weight over dark horse and then see where I am.