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Time to Start Posting


#1


I have been on and off training for years. Lots of excuses to stop me for the last 10 years but no more. I have been more serious for the last 4 months and quickly got some strength gains back. Not nearly to the point I was 10 years ago but the progress is encouraging. I started doing a 5x5 strength program for 10 weeks which worked up to one set of 5 for my maximal lift.

I then dropped the weight by 50 pounds on my squat, bench and dead to work in 4 sets with 2 working sets at maximal weight for 8 reps. Essentially trying to get back to the previous max weight except with 2 sets of 8 instead of 1 set of 5. In week seven of 10 weeks now and strength is going well.
Big 3 are as follows.
Squat 2 x 8 x 275
Bench 2 x 8 x 175
Dead 2 x 8 x 315

Not blowing the doors off by any means but happy with the progress so far.
6'0 - 210 lbs way too much body fat.
My diet sucks and really needs to be worked on.

I figure if I start posting here and chatting with people, it will help keep my focus, guilt me into a good diet and get me back to a 400 lb squat and 500 lbs deadlift.

I would like to compete in a Master's power lifting competition some time in 2015.

I hope everyone's training is going well.

I will get some pics on here soon.

Going to take some video with a friend to get form commented on.


#2

Damn, that’s some impressive scenery right there. Where is it, if I may?


#3

That’s Banff.
Great golf course. My other passion.

Had a great cardio day today. Stretching and some good foam rolling.
Deadlift day tomorrow.


#4

rock how old are you?


#5

Had a great workout yesterday. Deads. Worked my way up to 2 x 315 x 8.
Felt like I could have easily lifted 50 lbs more with how good it felt.
Slow and steady though.


#6

Cardio and good stretch day.
Back on the weights tomorrow.


#7

Tough day lifting yesterday.
Squats
1x8x135
1x8x200
2x8x275
Cranked them out. Felt good but a bit of a struggle.
Bench
1x8x95
1x8x125
2x8x175
Bench felt good which is always a struggle for me but it felt good.
Time to start eating better with more protein and some suplimenting. Strength gains are a bit of more work than the early gains.
Hope everyone’s lifts are going well.


#8

Welcome. Would be hard to concentrate with that view.