Updated January 4, 2010.
I am no longer training Sheiko, I got 20 pounds on my squat, 25 on my bench, and 0 on my deadlift in 13 weeks on this program.
I am not going to make a new thread even though the name is about Sheiko, just so I can keep my log in one place.
I have been hanging around this site for a while and figured I should start a log, because I am going to be going into a very difficult training program. I am going to do the Sheiko program outlined in the article “Sheiko Shakes Up Powerlifting.” This program can be found here- http://www.tmuscle.com/portal_includes/articles/2008/Sheiko13weekworkout.html
It is 13 weeks long, so if I looked at the calendar correctly, my test day will be the day after Christmas, just in time to asses my gains for 2009. I chose Sheiko because it is hard, and will have me spending a lot of time in the gym, but most of all a ton of people on this site and others have shown its effectiveness.
I started seriously training in November of 2008 as a 17 year old, I am now 18. I have made some good progress in my lifts. I have never competed but plan on competing in powerlifting and strongman in the future.
Currently my best lifts at 6’2" about 250 are-
Squat- 385 up from 225
Bench-275 up from 225
Deadlift-405 up from 325
These were all performed completely raw, with the exception of the squat, in which I used a belt.
Since November, I have trained with Eric Cressey’s Maximum Strength, Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1, and an embarrassing stint with a bodypart split for 8 weeks in there too. For about the past 4 months I have been doing 5/3/1, with some good success, but I just wanted to do something more challenging, I have big goals I want to reach one day.