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.