It’s been a long time since I’ve come back to these forums.
I just want to give a big thanks to everyone to helped me out previously. I am finally hitting the goals I set out to achieve. I stopped reading things online, I stopped doubting my exercise selection, and I stopped about every little detail. I now know there is no such thing as a perfect workout program. There is just working out hard, not missing days, eating well (more than eating a lot), and just have fun during the process because it will be a grind. I learned that 3x5 is not the end all be all to all programs. I learned that believing in your program and giving it 100% will outweigh anything else!
When I moved to Denver I decided to start fresh, even with my workout routine and mentality. I was originally going to do a 3 day 531, but then I said to myself, I have to stick to my goals. It was simple, it was get strong and get good at the olympic lifts.
I lift 4 days a week
Monday - Squats, Presses, Pulls, etc.
Tuesday - Snatch, C&J, Abs+Low Back
Thursday - Squats, Presses, Pulls, etc.
Friday - Snatch, C&J, Deadlift, Abs+Low Back
I finally got to a 225 Front Squat without any back squatting @ 165 lbs.
I finally got to a 155lb Overhead press with no bench pressing.
I finally got to a 300lb deadlift with only doing 1x5 each week.
I finally got to a 200lb Clean & jerk by only doing the full lifts.
I finally got to a BW snatch by only doing the full lifts.
To all beginners reading this. Just listen to the strong guys on this forum. Don’t over complicate things. And bust ass in the gym and kitchen and you will get to your goals. No matter what program you decide, as long as you give it your all you will get the results you’re setting.
Do simple things savagely!!!
Also don’t forget to condition at least 1-2x a week. Carrying boxes from Costco up 3 flights of stairs will not be a problem then