Hi My name is Michael
I have long been aspiring to join the Royal Marines (UK based) and have recently had my application accepted and will be updating this log on training and stages of application process, hope this makes for a good log for training as well as allowing people to see what it is like when training for service. Any input is greatly appreciated.
Current stats (all weights in kg):
Squat: 140 (in competition)
Bench press: 110 (100 in competition)
Deadlift: 190 (in competition)
Current affairs are a bit odd as I will travelling outside of the country for 5 months in total from November 6th, working as a personal trainer in a local gym (free membership including other bonuses).
Early age through till 16 I was a cross country runner (skinny and light) and also played rugby and basketball. From 16 I went to college (English version) where I studied in outdoor adventure sports where I found a love for the outdoors including rock climbing, canoeing, skiing and surfing.
Worked in south of France as canoe guide for 9 months before starting a degree studying Sports Therapy (mostly rehab) where I first went to a gym and discovered my love of lifting, I started at 63.8kg, will try and find photos from this time for the laughs!
Lifted for 3 years to date, competed at a student powerlifting competition Nov 2015 where I ran 5/3/1 quite successfully putting 40kg on my deadlift. Since then has mostly been bodybuilding focus (for self marketing purposes).
Bodybuilding split with running every other day
Making the most of gym equipment whilst I have access of it!!
Front squat: 100kg 10 reps
Bench press 100kg 6 reps
Run 5km inside 20 minutes
Sorry if you’ve gotten this far thanks for reading and enjoy!!