It’s been awhile since I’ve asked for something like this for myself instead of giving them (mainly on sport-specific sites). But sometimes coaches are blinded by their own eyes and so I figured I’d ask for some insight into my current training and nutrition in relation to my goals and expectations.
BF %: 9.4% (7 fold)
Training experience: Variety of different styles drawing from traditional BB, DeFranco, Waterbury, Wendler, Poliquin, DC and others. 10 years (7 of which I was “doing it right”)
Nutrition experience: I seem to be quite unable to handle a large amount of carbs on a daily basis. Carb cycling seems to work the best for me with only one “high” day. I’ve run AD two years straight and put on some great size (I went on a 4 year bulking streak with only one or two intermittent cutting phases) reaching at most 215 lbs my senior year of college while playing D1 lacrosse.
Current Training: Mix of 5/3/1 with a bit more accessory work and traditional BB instead of just straight sets.
Warmup - Jump rope or hop on elliptical, foam roll, stretch with bands, hip mobility (I have a messed up hip flexor I should probably get looked at)
5/3/1 MP (currently on 3rd cycle of 5/3/1 and enjoying it)
Extreme stretching shoulders - DC style
Chins: 3-5 sets, 4-8 reps, ramping up in added weight
Dips: 3-5 sets, 4-8 reps, ramping up in added weight
PWO Cardio: HIIT, 20 minutes, stairs.
Cooldown: 5-10 mins on treadmill.
Morning cardio 30-45 minutes- empty stomach
Warmup - Jump rope or eliptical, foam roll, stretch with bands, hip mobility
Extreme stretch DC style - back
Foam roll back again
Gripwork (pinch plate holds, Fatgrip DB holds, DB hex holds)
Extreme stretch DC style - forearms
Good mornings off pins: 3-5 sets ramping up in weight
Hanging leg raises using fat grips: 5x15 using bodyweight. Still working on keeping legs fully extended on this.
Planks - 90 lbs 60 second holds X 3
Cooldown - 5-10 minutes on treadmill walking
AM Workout: Off
PM Workout: Bicep work
DB curls Rest Pause 15-30
Fatgrip Hammer Curls: 2 x 11-20
Single arm cable curl: 1 x 15
Extreme stretch DC style - biceps and forearms
HIIT on the stairs 20 minutes
Cooldown 5-10 minutes walking on treadmill
AM Workout: Cardio - empty stomach
Warmup: Elliptical or jump rope, foam roll, stretch with bands, hip mobility.
4-5 sets of 6-8 reps ramping up in weight: Incline DB
Extreme Stretch DC Style: Chest
1 arm DB rows 4-5 x however many reps I can rep out with. My gym only has DB’s up to 120 lbs and I generally can do 20+ with those before form starts breaking down. My body doesn’t seem to respond nearly as well to bent over rows as it does single arm DB rows.
AM Workout: Empty stomach cardio 30-45 minutes
5/3/1 front squat
Extreme stretch DC style - quads
Single leg lying leg curl - Rest Pause 15-30
Pull throughs 3x15
Extreme stretch DC style - hamstring
20 minutes incline treadmill
5 minutes cooldown walking flat treadmill
AM workout: early morning cardio empty stomach
5/3/1 close grip bench on smith
overhead rope pulls (focusing on long head and not so much extension) RP 15-30
Extreme stretch DC style - triceps
Hanging leg raises with fat grips - 5x15
Saturday: OFF completely
Breakfast: P+C usually eggs + fruit or something of the like
Meal 2: Protein shake, almonds
Peri-workout: Yoohoo chocolate milk, protein shake
Dinner: P+F usually red meat of some sort
Total calories: usually between 2400-2800
Whey protein (whatever I find for cheap or get for free from the GF who works at a supplement store).
Vitamin D - 8000 IU’s/day
Current Lifts on 5/3/1 this past cycle:
Standing Military Press: 160 x 8
Deadlift: 390 x 11 (decent lockout, crappy leg drive in last few reps so really like 8 solid reps)
Bench: 215 x 8 (wasn’t an overly great set shoulder was odd that day)
Front Squat: 240 x 7
Notes: Currently nursing a hip flexor issue of some sort. Front squat hurts less then back squat. It hurts to get out of bed usually in the mornings.
Previous type 2 hamstring tear
Previous tendon/ligament tears in right ankle (surgically repaired)
Previous tendon/ligament tears in right wrist (surgically repaired)
Previous rotator cuff tear - 18 weeks rehab
Previous 9 broken ribs (still some tenderness at times in 1 of them)
Current hip flexor problem
Goals: 6% bodyfat, 175 lbs on the low end, preferably as heavy as can be while at that bf %.
Any C&C would be greatly appreciated.