I am a 26yo US Army CPT and I have recently made up my mind to stop fucking around and get back to the shape that I came back from Iraq in. I am a former D-1 football player and I have lost sight of what I was doing and my work in the gym just wasnt producing any progress, so I stopped going and just did the regular PT that we do here with the PVTs and let that be.
I cannot deal with mediocrity in the gym any more. I work from 0530-1830(6:30) daily and my boss really grinds on my motivation to lift heavy because he can't do it anymore. He is a toxic and insecure person who doesnt help motivate you to reach your goals.
My last hard effort was while I was deployed. I got fat as a Platoon Leader and let myself go back up to 300lbs. It took a great boss and my chief mentor to get me back in the gym and motivated to better myself. I went from 300lbs down to 235 at the end of the deployment and was almost as strong as I was when i was playing football and in great cardio shape. Here are the numbers I put up before I came home:
When I got back, I just couldnt push like I could over seas and lost alot of my strength and got fat again. Now I sit at 6'3, and 265lbs. My strength is still decent, but not where it should be and I have too much fat for my liking. My goals are to bench over 400, Squat over 450, and DL 600.
I know I am probably going to get a few bad comments here, but I want them so that I can learn how to become a better lifter and get in better shape. My buddy sent me Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program and I am starting that today. Pics will come tonight or tomorrow. Here we go!!!!