Been a lurker of this site for a while, figured I would post a log here, mainly for tracking my progress and having a reference point to look back on and also record my discoveries along the way. Stats: 5 ft 10.5 in 187 lbs, 26 years old. Main goals are to get stronger primarily and gain mass. Ultimate end goal of lifting is longevity, improved quality of life, and staying lean.
Started lifting 11 years ago the summer before high school but it was mostly bench, curls, random stuff and didnt start lifting seriously on a proven program until a year and a half ago starting with 5/3/1.
Currently my lifting revolves around using percentages from Matt Krocs Big Bench program for strength and size for squats, military press, and bench press (wussing out on deadlifts since a muscle injury in January, was able to pull 430 lbs. after it healed but I have a psychological barrier preventing me from going heavier, also wondering from a longevity standpoint if it is really worth it). Anybody who has used this program, I would love to hear your experience with it.