My name is john, and I am a lardass.
I needs me some accountability. I've been lifting since I was in high school. Im a nice, round, 280lbs at 6' tall at 45 years old. I figure I'm carrying 33%= bf, but I don't do pictures or calipers, so it could be even worse.
Ive been reading this site for about a year, now. I powerlifted in high school, and kept my interest in it, but I never changed my workouts, and stopped making progress 20 years ago.
I started my change by doing one of Chad Waterbury's programs, Harbinger Hypertrophy. I didn't take any measurements, but I felt a little stronger. During that program, I started reading every article that Dave Tate has written for T-Nation, and I started reading on the EliteFTS site.
I finally decided to give myself a genuine goal and stop working out and start training. I tested my lifts yesterday. They are:
Squat - 365
Bench - 285
Dead - 315 (and that about killed me)
My goals are to increase my bench to 400, and pull and squat 600. Since I've been working out for a long time without training properly, I'm hoping that gains will come quickly with the Westside program I'm using.
I haven't really set a timeframe for the goal, cuz I really don't know how long this will take. But i'd like to hit it at a meet in Utah, and I want to lift at 240.
Danny, or anyone else in the Peoples Republic of Zion, when is there going to be a powerlifting meet in Utah?
I figured I'd use this forum as a place to hold myself accountable, since I lack training partners for now. Apparently, not very many old fat guys are interested in getting strong.
More after Monday's training,