Well, I did it.
After taking a 4 year break from weights alltogether, I got back in last month. After 2 weeks of slowly starting up, I jumped into Sheiko #30. Some people would probably consider that insane, and they would be right! Still, Sheiko used to give me some pretty solid gains back in the day, and this time was no different.
Of course, muscle memory played a big part in this. I’m still very estatic with the results though. Because I would literally get stronger every session, I increased the weights every week for the sake of progressive overload.
Just finished deloading and tested my new max.
Before: BW: 178 lbs
Squat: 175 lbs
Bench: 140 lbs
Deadlift: 270 lbs
After: BW 177 lbs
Squat: 285 lbs
Bench: 210 lbs
Deadlift: 390 lbs
The only thing that really changed in the setup was that I used a belt for my after lifts, as well as squat shoes for the squat, no other equipment was used. I supplemented with creatine and BCAA’s, nothing else.
Hoping that my next sheiko cycle will yield just half of this!