May 23 Epiphany, Reset see post 62.
Australian (Riverina NSW), Male, 25yo, married, 1 (11mo) kid. I’m Aussie so everything is kg and metres and Celcius etc.
1.76m short, currently 89kg but should be more like 80-85kg.
Former fat kid so have some iffy food relationships that my travelling job doesn’t help.
Have a home gym, rack, bench, 2nd hand elitefts GHD, assault bike, dbells, kbells, etc.
Right ankle reconstruction from a rugby league injury, mostly trouble free, just can be a bit tight sometimes.
Lifted fairly consistently for 10 years, but never knew what i was lifting FOR. So have dabbled in bodybuilding, tried Crossfit a bunch of times, Followed 531 with a bodybuilding twist, etc.
Since marriage and a kid came along, it’s mostly been fighting off a dadbod (pure vanity).
But I’ve been reading a lot of @T3hPwnisher 's blog and then found here, decided to join, and now decided to put it out there. Not sure why, partly accountability, partly for the mindset that people have here (don’t have a friend group who are majorly into this), partly for a sounding board. There are many great training logs that sort of inspired me.
Maybe no one will read this solipsistic ramble and that’s ok too. Putting it out there is the kick I need right now.
My PRs of a few years ago seem a bit out of reach right now with where I’m only 25, so my best lifitng years are really ahead of me. Just need the kick to get back on the train.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war. The idea is sort of a “be Dangerous”, “more trouble than you’re worth” vibe, but I’m not that original so I stole the title from a Seether Album.
I have a list of arbitrary standards I have set for myself that I need to hit. These will make no sense and some are contradictory, but they give me a North Star to chase.
- Weight <85kg
- Waist <32inches
- 5km time <25min
- 1km time <4min
- Dips >25
- Squat with BW on bar >25reps
- Swings 100 in 5 min, 10 per hand every 30 sec, 32kg
- TGU weight - 32kg (Simple& Sinsister, simple rule) (1 min after swings)
- L-sit 1 min
- Straddle planche hold 1 min
The big lifts: the goal here is to be “strong ENOUGH”
- 5 reps of 2.5xBW DL (212.5)
- 5 reps at 2xBW Squat (170)
- 5 reps at 1xBW press (85)
- 5 reps of 1.5x BW Clean (127.5)
- 5 reps of 1.5x BW Bench (127.5)
Now, Jim always says to pursue one goal at a time so will detail here:
April - June Focus 2023
My current focus is fat loss - since Christmas last year I’ve let things slide a bit, work and all the usual excuses. Get down to 85kg, Waist to 32" (only 33" ATM).
I’m running 531 with 5x5 FSL to keep strength and volume under control, trying to gradually increase conditioning (It’s the part of 531 I always ignored, just starting to understand Jim now!)
Have come off the back of BBB Beefcake followed with BtM, so needed a low volume break to focus on fat loss.
Since the Start of the year, I have had 2 complete cycles (had a program carry over from 22).
Anyway, will log some training and if anyone reads it, that’s a bonus!