A little about myself in cliff notes
Discovered weights when I was 16. Got pretty buff however fell away to discovering booze, nightclubs and recreational drugs.
Fell out of a relationship when I was 22. After a period of watching Sex in The City box sets and drinking rose wine, I decided to man the f*ck up and start hitting the gym again.
Indulged in farting about the gym doing any old crap however experiencing newbie gains in the process
Read Brawn by Stuart MacRobert
Indulged in 20 rep squats/abbreviated training for a couple of years
Became a PT
Started working with a PT who introduced me to Joe Defranco. This took me on a training journey so to speak, devouring content from all these online based coaches who I was completely oblivious to.
Ended up investing in a gym.
Stupidly went on a cycle (test only). Experienced crazy gains obviously. Along with equally crazy sides.
This culminated in some serious soul searching regarding a sense of purpose with regards to my training. I was willing to sacrifice my long term health all to achieve a look. This never really bode well with my principles and the message i was trying to get across to my clients.
This then lead me onto Tactical Barbell…
Which was an epiphany…
I took some time out from training and decided on embarking on the Base building block, I initially ran it last December and got 6 weeks into it. I also done the max strength based template…
The cardio high I was experiencing was borderline euphoric. I felt my mood lift immediately after the first run. This galvanised me and for the first time in months, I was looking forward to training…
I then caught a belter of a flu and had to take 2 weeks off which then turned into a return to strength training then Nsuns (which is an awesome program)
I also turned 39 a few months back and as the big 4-0 approaches I’ve decided to take action.
I’ve become more aware of my mortality over the last decade. My old man succumbed to stomach cancer at the age of 53. This has always weighed in on my mind and it would be good to hit 40 in peak condition.
Which leads me onto this log…
I’ve restarted the base building block from Tactical Barbell. The Strength Endurance first version as well.
Anyway enough about myself here’s the log!
WEEK 1 DAY 1 - Strength Endurance Cluster (SE)
Goblet Squat - 24kg
KB Swings - 24kg
Military Press - 30kg
3 x 20
Pretty easy today however the calm before the storm…