Well, here we are. My name is Luke Baumgartner and I am 18 years old. For the last 14 months, I have competed and trained in powerlifting under the guidance of Ed Coan at Quads Gym. Now that I am finished with competing for the time being, I am focusing my attention on preparing to become an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Currently, I am a senior in high school and plan on attending the University of North Georgia and participating in the Corps of Cadets as well as the Georgia National Guard during my time there.
This log will entail the training that I do leading up to what is called FROG week, which is basically a 5-day “boot camp” that all of the incoming freshmen have to complete in order to gain admittance into the corps of cadets.
Here’s some stats:
Weight: 191 lbs.
Squat: 385 lbs. X 2
Bench: 310 lbs. X 2
Deadlift: 400 lbs. X 2
Squat: 363 lbs.
Bench: 281 lbs.
Deadlift: 419 lbs.
*All completed raw.
During my second day at FROG week, I have to take the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test), which consists of a 2 minute push-up test, 2 minute sit-up test, and a timed 2 mile run. My goals for the test are 80 push-ups, 80 sit-ups, and a 14:24 2 mile run, which would give me a 280 (out of 300). Eventually, by the end of my freshman year, I would like to achieve a perfect 300.
My training program will consist of 4 days of lifting following Joe DeFranco’s Westside for Skinny Bastards: Part III and 3 days of running, using the Couch to 5k and 5k to 10k programs. At the conclusion of these programs, I will hopefully be running a 10k (6.4 miles) in less than 60 minutes.
Well, now you know what to expect. I’ll be running a preliminary APFT some time this week to see where I currently am. Hope y’all enjoy what is in store.