Hi everyone. Long time listener, first time caller here. Been lurking for awhile and figured it was time to step up and introduce myself. I'm 41, 6'1 1/2", and currently 217.6 lbs / 18.6% bf as measured by an Omron fat loss monitor. As with many of you, I've got some aches and pains brought on by 4 decades of hard work, on and off training and (occasionally) bad form/technique.
Unlike many of you who already seem to be "strong like bull" (and that's just the ladies!) I am most definitely not in great shape be it physique, strength or general conditioning. So I have set some goals. I want to work towards the following:
sub-10%bf as measured by dexa scanner
210 push jerk
225 front squat
sub 20min x10 sprints up "the hill" a sledding hill not far from home
sub 30 min 5k
complete a 10k mud run without stopping or walking
participate in a Highland Games match
feel confident taking my shirt off at the public pool, beach, etc. I know this one may sound lame to some of you iron junkies, but I have never felt comfortable doing this and so dammit now it's a goal!
I would really like to be able to do all of these things within the same 30 day period of time. My plan is to lift medium-heavy (for me) 3-4 times per week and do 2-3 days of conditioning work such as hill sprints or smacking a tire with a sledgehammer.
Please feel free to critique and ask questions as I pursue my quest. Thanks to all of you who post to the Over 35 forum - you all are tremendous inspiration.