Thought I would start a log mainly to keep an online reference to my progress but also for feedback on my training. This log will be comprehensive, including workouts, diets, and any other necessary information to keep me focused.
My goal is to increase base strength and flexibility (with size being an added bonus) for collegiate baseball.
Tomorrow will be a test day for my maxes after a layoff (a week from deads and bench for a deload, and about 4 weeks from squats due to a groin strain). I plan on using very conservative weights to start because I am in the middle of a summer baseball season. I’ll be timing the progression so that I switch from maintenance weights to gaining weights right about the time the season ends.
I’ll be using a modified 5x5 program focusing on compound lifts and linear progression using an A off B off A off B off etc… workout scheme.
ATG Back Squat 5x5
Dead 3x5 alternated with Power Clean 5x3
Chinup 3x5-10 (10 rep goal, if reached reduce reps and add weight) alternated with Pullup 3x5-10 (same thing)
GHR 5x5-10 (same as above)
Front Squat 5x5 alternated with Overhead Squat 5x5
Strict Press 5x5
SLDL 5x5 alternated with Flat Back GM 5x5
Pendlay Row 5x5
Dip 3x5-10 (same as above) alternated with Heavy Tricep 3x5-10 (same as above)
Heavy Ab 5x5-10 (same as above)
I’ll be tracking body weight once per week and also post pictures once every two weeks. Also I’ll give some updates on my baseball games for the ballplayers and fans out there.