Been toying around with starting a log…figured what the shit, if I don’t like it I’ll stop updating.
Background: Same old story… lifted for a long time (3-5 yrs) with not much progress…it’s easy to get into a routine and not be honest with yourself about the results. Always thinking next time you’ll have a better workout. Wasn’t till I found the FORUMS section of T-Nation I began to hit every single rep with passion, record my daily workouts/nutrition and re-dedicate myself. My maxes suck but I’m progressing week-to-week and that’s all I give a shit about.
Goal: To gain 30lbs in 6 months (October 1 - March 31, from 190lbs to 220lbs), or as much LBM as possible with fat gain reasonably in check. Reassess from there.
Progress: Gained 8 lbs in the first month and like the way it looks, so I may hit the 30lb goal by January. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Training: Nothing fancy, 4-day split based around doing one major lift each day (bench, overhead press, squat, DL). This way I can train as many consecutive days as I like, and take off days when I feel the need. I don’t like prescribed off-days because some days you feel great despite having trained 4/5/6 days in a row. 95% of the time I lift 5-6 days per week.
Numbers: I don’t know my 1RM because I rarely train to failure. My current PRs are:
Standing Overhead Press: 150x2
Front Squat: 245x3
Deadlift: 275x3 (grip was limiting factor, finally caved and bought straps though)