Hello dear T-Nationers,
I’ve been lurking on here (articles, forums, training logs, etc.) for a while now and finally decide to start a training log to keep tracks of my work and share with anyone who may be interested. Don’t be offended if there’s some mistakes here and there as english is not my first language (I’m from Quebec).
So let’s start with some stats:
Height: Around 5’9
Weight: 228 lbs (this morning)
Olympic lifting: From age 13 to 16
On and off in the gym: Anywhere from 16-17 to 22 years old with the last 2 year period almost never entering in a gym. Bodyweight up to 255 pounds.
Now: It’s been 1 year now since I started training consistently without stopping but without any real precise goal.
In january 2013, i decided to aim my training primarily on strenght, stop thinking I know my shit, and follow a program that’s been proved to work and stick to it for a while.
5/3/1 by Jim Wendler following the Boring But Big assistance as written.
These were my starting weights for the first cycle:
Squat: 190kg (90% = 171)
Bench: 120kg (90% = 108)
Press: 90kg (90% = 81)
Deadlift: 200kg (90% = 180)
All these were tested and true 1 RM the week before starting my first cycle on February 04 2013.
I’d like to do a powerlifting meet by the end of the year maybe this fall. We’ll see where this leads!
I just began my third cycle today and will start to log it in here from there and try to put some videos from time to time.
Hope to get some feedbacks from you guys and continue to learn about strenght training!