I have been doing a one day full body workout since November. This is my first work in the gym in a long time. In my 20’s, I was working towards 400lbs dl and squat, but life, jobs, and girls got in the way…and here I am, 6ft 1, 320lbs. I’ve got a natural “linebacker” frame and although I am clearly fat, most people guess I’m more of in the 260-280lb range.
I am 36 now, and have been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu off and on in a bara that focuses on conditioning and splits the class with a boxing program. The BBJ/boxing is great but is too rough on my shoulders for the longterm. Prior to training with weights this year in my own estimation I have good core strenght, fair cardio I could keep up with the 20 somethings half my size.
After a month, at the begining of December I pulled 285 lbs x3. Squat was 265lbs x 3, and bench 235lbs (with two bad shoulder from wrestling that have healed, but I am overly cautious with them)
I started Sheiko # 29 last monday 9/12 because I like the safety of staying below 1rm, the structure of the program, and the don’t mind the volume…so far.
Goals, (high-level intangibles) short-term, make sure my joints, tendons, ect., can take the strain. Seems to be good so far.
longterm, a workout I can stick with and be able to function a work the next day. General health and feeding my love of lifting heavy things…and putting them down again
(tangible) Short-term, 315lbs dl and squat. I think I am very close but have not tested. I feel stronger every workout but have been resisting the urge to move up too fast.
After the holidays I will start cutting weight, through carbs but again with a focus on close monitoring and safety.