Still forty-six years old. Still getting more ninja-esque all the time.
Link to my last log:
The Kimba basics:
I’m 5’4.5" and 111 lbs or so. I am not that tiny, nor super-freakish but I like the name.
Nothing focuses my attention as much as getting under a heavy bar. The ultimate cure for monkey mind.
I don’t do weight loss or fat loss here: my goal is maintenance.
My cardio is bicycling in the good weather, and downhill skiing and XC ski-skating when there is snow. I recently took up running but a knee injury has forced me to take that slowly. I hate slowly.
My goal is to lift heavier things, but in a rational, sustainable, injury-free way.
I ran a pretty strict 5/3/1 from January 2010 to December 2010. I am still doing 5/3/1 for my bench press and military press. But for my squat and deadlift, I am working out some form issues before putting those lifts back on the program.
Although I am used to and accept being the Kimba Freak Show in my weight room, it would be real lonely for me without the PW compound of women and the men who frequent the place.
Being here has improved my squat and deadlift form exponentially. I like posting videos and getting your ideas for improvement.
Specifically I want:
a 1.5 x bodyweight back squat (170 lbs.)
a 2 x bodyweight sumo deadlift (225 lbs.)
a 1 x bodyweight bench press (110 lbs. – I’m rounding this down cause this is my suckiest lift)
an 85 lb. military press
40 bodyweight dips
I don’t get newbie gains anymore, having started training in July 2008. In fact, I make strength gains incredibly slowly, but I’m OK with that and celebrate every tiny PR.
- My PRs as of today are:
Back squat - 130 lbs for 1 rep with horrible knee cave
Sumo deadlift - 185 lbs for 1 rep
Bench press - 95 lbs for 1 rep
Military press - 60 lbs for 2 reps
Dips - BW 1 x 35, +35 lbs, 1 rep
Chinups - BW 1 x 10
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