After looking through this section (Over 35 Lifter) of the site, I was impressed with the feedback that is offered and decided to take the plunge and start a training log here. Plus, using excel spreadsheets is just getting fucking boring.
So without further ado..
Age = 36
Height = 6ft 3in
Weight = hovering between 205 and 210
Goals = Generally just to get bigger, Trying to bulk to 215 and then we'll see from there. Was at 190 when I started the HPMass program.
I have been lifting regularly for about 2 years now. I've tried a variety of different programs and I am currently using (and like) a hybrid of the HPMass program I found here on T-Nat. I just finished my 4th 6 week cycle and am in the process of finding my new 3RM for the 5th cycle. My training regimen goes like this:
Monday = Upper body press (Standing OH Press, Incline Bench, Flat Bench) + Deadlift + Shoulder Shocker (another exercise set found here on T-Nat.)
Tuesday = Lower body press (Front Squat, Leg Press) + Decline Bench + Abs (1 unweighted and 1 weighted exercise)
Wednesday = Lats (looking for new exercises for Cycle 5) + Bi's and Tri's (See Lat's) + Shoulder Shocker
Thursday = Same as Tuesday
Friday = Same as Monday
Saturday = Same as Wednesday
Sunday = Rest
I have completed my new Front squat, Leg Press and Decline Bench 3RMs
Front Squat = 185 vs (165 in Cycle 4)
Leg Press = 470 vs (400 in Cycle 4)
Decline Bench = 275 vs (250 in Cycle 4)
I hope to complete the others on Friday. Those being, Standing OH Press, Incline Bench, Flat Bench and Deadlift.
I'm always fighting with diet, and that is eating enough to add weight. Also, not eating crap to add weight. Also, I am less then thrilled with my leg progression. Specifically, my deadlift progression sucks. I'll have to find the numbers but I feel they should be better. Trying to get vid because not sure if its my form or what??
I certainly welcome any questions, thoughts, tips, constructive criticism, whatever.. Looking forward to it be honest. Thx in advance. Here we go...