Started university about two years ago, before then I had never touched free weights or did any sort of cardio program. I started rowing at university dropping my 5000m time by 3 minutes to 17:44. However my lifting only really kicked off with good technique about 10 months ago owing to poor original instruction. My favourite lift of all time has to be in the powerclean because when done correctly it gives an awesome rush.
In the next 12 months I am going to learn how to coach rowing but also due to other commitments I am going to stop the activity and concentrate on pure strength lifting programs. I will then return rowing probably in my fourth year when I will only have my academic studies to contend with.
-Gain Mental Attitude to keeping to a program (hence V-Diet)
-Gain Extra Mobility/Ability to Overhead squat 40kg+
Time to complete - 1 year/52 weeks/365 days
(these have been carefully considered)
V-Dietalike (6 weeks)
Will kick the mental attitude into touch. I will have to stringent about my kcal intake. It will put me into a “functional” state of mind. Lose some flab I have built and will yield a solid foundation. Renamed “-alike” owing to use of bulk supplements not Surge/Metabolic Drive although HOT-ROX was found in the UK at a reasonable price.
5x5 (4 weeks, complex compounds due to home gyming)
5x5 (10 weeks, stronglifts program)
Strength, simple as. Objective here is to get the ability to do 8x3x400lbs/180kg
Beast Building (3 months, CTs’ program)
A bit of variety, will also bust through any plateau reached during 5x5s.
5x5 (10 weeks, advanced stronglifts program depending)
Back to 5x5s to add some more strength, WS4SB is also a consideration.
V-Dietalike TBC (6 weeks, depending on how my body is)
Very much a TBC.
= 53 weeks, but incl is 1 week off after each session except the 4 week 5x5.
(from 3 Tape Measures of Progress)
-DL 3RM then progressing to 1RM
-No of Pull Ups completed
-3 Horizontal Jumps
I will try to update as regularly as possible. I have already started the V-Dietalike, completed one day, however I have not got all my measurements done owing to lack of equipment which will be fixed tomorrow.