I haven’t really lifted since May, in fact I camped throughout BC for a month and then hitchhiked through part of the western US for a month this summer. I walked thirty miles or more on more than a few days. One day I ate a total of ten sugar packets because that’s all I had. This same day not only did it rain all night while I slept in a ditch but I woke up to two fresh spider bites on my face. One was above my right eye and the other on my upper lip, I looked crazy. I think I probably lost around sixty pounds of body weight during this time. I say probably because by the time I weighed myself I had fattened up to 220lbs.
I’m about 6’3" so that’s kind of frail for me to be this light. I’ve been working construction for a few months now and I feel like doing stuff with weights again. I plan to dead lift 600lbs by Christmas and stay at or around 225lbs for a body weight. I’ve been eating eggs, cheese, and buffets almost daily, now I’m going to up the amount of eggs and cheese I consume for the protein and try to start smashing shit.
I threw up in my mouth and then on the side of my car out the window four times while driving to work so I took the day off, before I got home I started getting the shits and proceeded to have them throughout the day. Don’t know for sure but I guess my body weight probably dipped below 220. I woke up last night and tried to play that call of duty game and battle some zombies but I sucked and quit after five minutes, fuck the zombies.
I felt fine. I decided that I would start with singles in the DL. This is approximately how things went…
3 x 5 @ 135lbs
1 x 3 @ 225lbs
3 x 1 @ 225lbs
3 x 1 @ 315lbs
3 x 1 @ 405lbs
I used a double overhand grip, no hook, no chalk, and no belt. My grip was definitely the weak link in the chain. I don’t want to just go nuts and throw out my back so I’m allowing my grip to limit my lifts at this point. I plan to pull twice a week and do some light pushing three or four days a week (probably ohp and or push ups), with some ab roller-ing here and there for da abz. If I feel bucky I may add some other shite along the way.
In the past few weeks I’ve been farting around with tabata style front squats and some ohp just to do something. Now its time to move forward.
You may be thinking, you just did three singles with 405 and you plan to hit 600 by Christmas, wtf? I have been strong enough to dl at least 600 most of my adult life so its really just a matter of getting in condition, again. Ultimately I’d like to dl heavier than I ever have. I’ve pretty much done reps historically so that shouldn’t be too hard, I think. I’ll see how that goes.
Random note: I have Dean Martin’s Greatest Hits in heavy rotation right now. Now that’s music to lift to right there.