Forty-six years old and not giving up. My plan is to evade decrepitude by training hard for as long as humanly possible.
The Kimba basics:
I'm 5'4.5" and 111 lbs or so. I am not that tiny, nor super-freakish. But CBear says I'm a Tiny Freak, so I am.
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.
My goal is to lift heavier things, but in a rational, sustainable, injury-free way.
I started 5/3/1 in January 2010 and am currently in Wave 12. I've lowered my maxes significantly several times, and am in Squat Rehab for horrible knee cave. I plan on repeating 5/3/1 at Wave 1 starting in January 2011.
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 am making strength gains as fast as a snail on valium (with thanks to N. for the apt phrase), but I'm good with that.
- My PRs as of today are:
Back squat - 130 lbs for 1 rep
Sumo deadlift - 185 lbs for 1 rep
Bench press - 92 lbs for 1 rep
Military press - 67.5 lbs for 2 reps
Dips - BW 1 x 27, +35 lbs, 1 rep
Chinups - BW 1 x 10