Last log: Tears, Sweat, and Blood on the Brain
With a new training style comes a new log.
Background: 23 year old final year medical student, training for powerlifting since I was around 16, load of different programmes, bro splits, etc. Past few years been more fond of higher frequency training and have finally shifted into a Bulgarian style.
Did 6 weeks of daily maxing on high bar squats and close grip bench while I was abroad, liked the results, and now that I’m back at uni switching back to the competition lifts.
Basic routine is an unpsyched daily max on squat, followed by 2-4 back offs, then the same on bench.
Deads 2-4 times a week, alternating a volume and a heavy day but generally relatively low intensity.
Upper body pulling, ab work, other accessory exercises thrown in around warmups, back offs, and at the end of sessions.
All time PBs at 105ish kg: 227.5kg squat, 125kg bench, and 240kg deadlift. Comp PBs at 98kg of 212.5/110/230.
Had a bit of time off of lifting after some medical stuff and dropped a weight class.
Now comfortably a 93kg lifter, and have hit 215/120/227.5kg.
Considering a meet in mid November in order to get some experience in the BPF/IPF before uni nationals/BUCS in March. Until then…
I’m using English dates, deal with it.
Post Southwests I have switched to Sheiko in the lead up to university worlds in July. I’ll also be competing as a 105 there and likely won’t be back in the 93s barring some terrible wasting illness. I need more upper body mass and Sheiko and food will give me that.