Somewhere in the depths of this forum, I had a log when I first began 5/3/1. I got insanely busy with school, taking a Physics class over the summer, working, getting a puppy, and then a crazy fall school schedule. Add in there a couple pretty big personal issues, and I just had to spend my time places other than the forums. I didn't however, stop lifting!
Spaniac is a nickname I acquired at work, and I like it. I've never really had a nickname, and now when people don't call me that, I don't know they are talking to me. Ashley seems so stuck up, but Spaniac seems kind of cool. It is part of my Southern identity, and I am trying desperately to embrace it.
To recap, around May 2010 my maxes were:
OHP: I leave out, because I was initially doing push presses, and now do OHP
I competed in my first PL meet on 10/31/10 - The Nightmare at East Carolina Barbell - APF/AAPF sanctioned. Meet went great, and I had SO much fun. Weighed in at 160, even, without any attempt to cut weight, and have really held that pretty steady since May - give or take minor fluctuations. Meet results were as follows:
The squat, deadlift, and total were National Records for the AAPF RAW division, so that was pretty sweet. And after looking at this link: http://worldpowerliftingcongress.com/Records/AAPF%20RAW.htm I have learned that my bench was a record too - though I really don't believe that, since it sucks.
Fast forward to now, January 12, 2011, my maxes are as follows:
Those are all tested, so I don't really care what estimates say.
Right now, I am just going to continue doing 5/3/1, but focus the next 2 cycles on conditioning, agility and endurance. I've neglected it for a good 5 months now, so I think it's time to revisit. Plus, due to the nature of my degree program, I am required to participate in group fitness classes, as well as teach some, so I've got to have the stamina to stand up in front of people and do shit like that.
Also, I'd like to do another meet here in the next couple months, so I've got to keep my numbers up.
Essentially, I'm going to decrease my maxes to compensate, and add in minimal higher rep assistance work, plus conditioning and/or agility work at the end of each workout and on non-lifting days. Still figuring out the details, but hopefully I'll have that all figured out by Monday, when I start my 5 week again!