(EDIT 07/07/2012: Took out the 5/3/1 in the title)
Alright, this is in response to the “Calling Out the <25 Age Crowd” and also because I’ve always wanted to start a log.
This first post will just be my stats and goals, I’ll be training later tonight.
Weight: 200 lbs (Edit: 220-225, August 2011)
Lifting since June 2007
Bench: 335 (Edit: 375-385, August 2011)
Squat: 365 (Edit: 475, August 2011)
Deadlift: 445 (Edit: 545, August 2011)
1 RM Goals:
Short Term (By Decemeber 31, 2009)(Edited August 2011):
365 bench (Achieved, 405 by Dec. 2011)
425 squat (Achieved, 500 by Dec. 2011)
505 deadlift (Achieved, 600 ASAP)
Edit: 550 Box Squat ASAP
Other Short Term Goals (Edited August 2011):
Squat-365X5 (Achieved, New Goal: 405x5)
Deadlift-450X3 (Achieved, New Goal: 545x3)
Bench-335X3 (Achieved, New Goal: 365x3)
BB Row-255X10 (Achieved, New Goal: 365x10)
Long Term (Couple years?):
400+ bench (August 2011, New Goal: 500+)
550+ squat (August 2011, New Goal: 650+)
600+ deadlift (August 2011, New Goal: 700+)
200-210 lbs BW at 8% BF (August 2011, New Goal: 220-230 @ 8%)
Obviously almost all of my goals are strength based, and honestly, it’s only because I have more fun with power/strength training than bodybuilding. I’ve been getting the urge to jack up my forearms and lean out though. Meh.
I did a whole lot of bench in my first 6 months of training due to the fact that it’s what my dad does every time he’s in the gym. So that’s why my bench is so high in relation to everything else, my squat especially. I’ve been going ATG on squats for about a year now, but I started from scratch after a year of 1/3-1/2 squats(hangs head).
I’m not following a set routine. My training is generally high intensity/low reps 4-6 days a week with a 3 day rest every few weeks. But, I also generally hate resting because I get DOMS 2 days out. I guess if I had to sum it up in a rep scheme I’d end up with a lot of 5X5’s.
I think a real problem that’s holding me back is my ratio of dynamic and maximum effort days. I do a lot of ME sessions because I love it. So I’m going to try to work on that.
I got a shoulder injury of some kind last July, I believe it was a torn Supraspinatus, I’m stronger than ever but I still have pain/tightness (but usually not during training). It has held my vertical back training wayyy back. It’s getting better though.
I’m a student at the University of Alabama studying Exercise and Sport Science (focusing on Nutrition and Pre-Professional), it will lead to grad school and a career in Physical Therapy.
That’s about all I have to say. I’d appreciate any advice you have to give!