Been away from this site for a long time, and have never done a training log, but thinking of changing both of those things now. I feel I am at an age now where I am literally fighting against my age and my genetics, not to mention the perpetual aches and pains. Just been feeling a bit lethargic and in need of a re-boot. Last few months especially I have felt my strength and stamina on the decline, so I am trying to figure it all out. About a month ago I decided to re-start a 5/3/1 cycle, and to be honest I was thinking of only doing it for the first three weeks just to get some things reset and get used to a new rep scheme. Well, I have been happy enough with it that I may just continue it for a while. I have good experience with it in the past, even if it ends up being pretty grueling. Anyway, for now I will probably continue, but may shift course at any time. I tend to be a more…intuitive lifter (and with okay results), so I may not stick to it very long.
Quick specs: Am 46 years-old. About 5’8", currently around 77 kilo / 170 pounds. I rarely stray far from that weight, except when making a concerted effort to. I am pretty lucky in that I am naturally fairly strong and athletic, so certain things come easier for me.
I am doing a BBB variation of the 5/3/1. Not Wendler’s most strict version of it, in part because I am both trying to increase work and reps of some of the basic movements, and also because I am trying to do some minor rehab on my elbow joints, which I have been seriously overworking for the last couple of years.
Next post I will log my last 4 sessions, just for benchmark purposes.