After the end of August, I took a look at my training approach as a whole and set forth some goals and was just wanting a bit of input. I am basically just a little bit farther ahead training wise than I was before I got mono just after April. Think that happened around my Mexico trip, I regress here though.
I have some what been winging my training for the past couple of years, jumping in and out of programs, trying to train instinctively and listen to my body etc. Current stats are
Height 6 1
Lifts: Bench: 275 for 3 (spotted little assistance last rep) dead: 505x1 just straps squat 385 x 1 raw
bf guesstimate: 12%, could be higher, can see upper abs, definately not fat
Goals, I have set out for September 2011 to September 2012 are as follows:
Lean down to 6-8% first, next 8-12 weeks. Then gain for the next 20 weeks, following a cut to hopefully 205-210 at the same 6-8% bf level.
Goals for lifts are pretty high, but I would rather shoot high goals and come close then set dinky goals.
Diet Wise, I am carb sensitive, so I just try and time the carbs relative to morning and workouts, Otherwise low carb high protein.
Just got done cooking up some food for a couple days here, 20 chicken legs, 6 steaks, couple pounds of potatoe and white rice, eat most of my veggies raw, try and keep it simple, eat everything with franks red hot and bulls eye bbq. Ill see if I can attach a pic, It is about 6-8 weeks old. I just got an iPhone and have not exactly got the hang of it yet.
Lagging bodyparts: calves and I dont feel my arms are up to par or traps.
Ideally, I am just looking for some direction on what kind of programs you guys have had sucess with, I am not the biggest on keeping a workout log but maybe this will be the year. My thought process is I know the weight I use on the big three and as long as it is going up, do the accesory lifts as I feel necessary.