Probably a good time to give keeping a log on here a try.
At this point I’ve been training just about 2 years. Mostly TBT until about the beginning of this year. Part of this is due to the fact that I had knee surgery at the end of December and had to start training just my upperbody 3x a week. I’ve slowly progressed to bringing back two lower body workouts and now I’m doing a 4x/week upper/lower split. So please keep in mind I’m just about 4 months post-op before you tell me I’m a sally when you look at my lower body lifts! They will be much more solid in a matter of months.
I’m still technically rehabbing, so it’s not so much strength holding me back right now, as much as “will this or will this not hurt my knee.” This week I’ve started my second cycle of 5/3/1, but only for the two upper body lifts. There is no point to doing 5/3/1 for lower body yet, as I’m still able to progress 10-20 lbs/week on lower body lifts. Once I hit solid marks in my mind (a.k.a. numbers I was hitting before my knee injury) I’ll add two lower days (probably rack pulls and tb deadlifts.)
During my recovery, I did some serious soul searching with regards to my training. I’ve decided to forget all things fancy for awhile…words like “bulk” and “cut” are in the back of my head. My focus is moving as much weight as I can, and moving more each week. I’m thinking like a beginner again…and I call this the “NO MORE FUCKING AROUND” phase of my training. It may last 6 months, it may last two years that I maintain this mindset. Time to get some serious experience under the bar.
I will probably post once or twice a week, but most likely just at the end of the week with my lifts for the week.