It’s time to start a new log. It’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly on here (back in’08) but it’s time to get regular again (and I don’t mean All Bran regular).
I competed in BB back in late '08 (didn’t do overly well) and learned a valuable lesson from that experience; not only do you need to do a heckuva lot of pre-show prep, you better have a post-show plan as well. I didn’t and I burnt out from training. Lost all desire to get in the gym and lift, etc without a goal. My career was taking off, got engaged, married, bought a house and all of a sudden training wasn’t a top priority.
Fast forward to 2011 and I wasn’t feeling great about my physique, energy levels, etc and I’m back in the gym doing the things I used to do.
I’m currently using 531 with a focus on physique transformation. What that means to me is that I perform the 531 exercise and then follow it up with a typical body part split. I.e. MP = Shoulder day, BP = Chest, DL = Back, Squat = Legs. I throw in an “Arm” day every now and then.
Diet wise, I’m carb-cycling and just recently had my lone HI day cut which means I now have a mix of MED and LO days with plenty of cardio (35 min/day). Since starting 4 weeks ago I have dropped 3.5lbs but many, many inches (5+ from my waist alone) which I am thrilled about actually. I’m calling all this “RE-ginners GAINS”.
Here are my PR’s right now:
MP - 130 x 8
DL - 350 x 8
BP - 210 x 8
SQ - 275 x 6**
**I’ve switched to box squats last week as my squat form was atrocious and my PR’s in squats have all followed a heavy box squat cycle. I’ve box-squatted 445 and squatted 395 so I’m hopeful I can get back to those numbers.