It has been a few years since I've been in these parts and a fair piece of life has happened (knee rehab, juvenile delinquent son saga, divorce, depression, sleep apnea, intense job commitment) culminating in what may be the event of my professional career. (google NASA Orion Launch)
Now I'm 53 and was 260 lbs on december 28th when I decided that just maybe I should take care of myself again. Between shoveling snow, scraping ice from the driveway and counting calories I've managed to shed enough H2O weight to get to 248 lbs.
Starting in on a 5-3-1 program because it is simple and fits with my time available.
I guessed at maxes to start.
MP = 65# (pitiful but still have shoulder issues)
Squat = 225# (probably light but that's good right now)
Bench = 135# (same as squat - light)
Deadlift = 225# (no real idea but the old surgery has been bugging me)
Started Tuesday with MPs and did 60# x 10 on the money set not pushing much
Squats on Thursday after an ellipitical "warm-up" that was harder than it should have been. Stuck with the minimum 160# x 5 for the final set. Felt OK, depth wasn't regulation but with the knee still saying hello here and there, I'm not pushing it.
ps - hello to all the familiar and/or changed handles out there.