To all viewers, here is the log that I mentioned I would be starting in my introductory thread in the power lifting forum.
This log will include my personal paleolithic approach to weightlifting, nutrition and life style. Including goals, methods, ideas and physical activity in and outside the weight room.
Here is my original introduction
To start, I’m 18 years old and have become more serious by the day about lifting since middle school. I’m a high school athlete who loves the weight room just as much if not more sometimes than the football field or anything else.
Some of my motivation comes from the strength that I see and read about on this site. To name a few… StormTheBeach, Synergy, Professor X, BigMak, Spar4tee, ParagonA, and many more!
I love reading the spills from Jim Wendler, occasionally looking in on the Indigo Project and learning from CT, and reading about all the different programs and methods that are out there.
I’m into reading about conjugate training currently, and I’m obsessed with programming; simplifying shit to make it more applicable to my own training.
I’ve been into Rob Wolfs Paleo Solution, clean of whole grains for about 2 months. My diet consist of nothing but lean meats (fish, red meat, turkey & chicken) fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese and nuts. (occasionally I’ll splurge on some sushi with the girl friend
I’ve trimmed up from this past football season down to a healthy, lighter and stronger weight.
I don’t take any supplements besides a vitamin and some fish oil here and there. I drink a lot of different coffee from Fresh Market as well as organic whole milk.
I do a lot of mobility work/stretching both before and after I lift, whether it be an upper or lower body day. I try to avoid fatigue throughout the week until Friday comes and I can be sore for the weekend. This is typically when I’ll enjoy an Epson salt bath or hot tub. I enjoy a hot cup tea before bed and some foam rolling.
Right now my maxes are:
Bench Press - 335
Back Squat - 525
Front Squat - 315
Overhead Press - 205
Power Clean - 240/245 on a good day.
- This will be kept up to date
Books that I’m into
Currently reading “The Paleo Diet for Athletes” by Loren Cordain
Next up is Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
… The list will be kept up to date
Coming into the new year, I will be taking a totally new spin on my training. As a senior in high school this will be my last chance to make a run at a state meet for the competitive bench press and clean & jerk so my training will be much more prioritized.
I have noticed that when I squat, the rest of my numbers seem to go up. And when I look back out how I was training for a 500+ squat in the spring, I was squatting heavy every other day. I’m changing this now to EVERY day. I’m going Bulgarian/John Broz Style with it.
I will be squatting every single day 4-5 days a week, on a conjugate set up. Basically, I will picking a different squat variation every day. I will be power cleaning 3 times a week, bench pressing twice a week, over head pressing once a week and dead lifting when ever I feel fit.
This will all be done in conjunction with a ton of icing, rehabilitation and recovery methods. I won’t be on this set up all year long, but I count on staying true to it for as long as my body will keep making gains.
In my spare time, I love distance runs. It’s a nice break from 110s everyday in the heat during football. I try not to miss a day of road work, and I’m usually down for 3-5 miles early in the morning or late at night with a buddy of mine. I’m considering doing some marathons/triathlons for the experience. I’m a natural competitor. Even though high school sports is over for me for the most part, I can’t stop competing because my biggest competition is myself.
Wish me luck! Any viewers are appreciated.
Will post more in depth write ups a bit later in regards to my lifting set up - out to train!