Decided to keep a training log on here. I started keeping track of workouts in a notebook, but I think keeping a log online will be helpful for accountability and reviewing progress.

I started lifting again on October 6, 2014 after a long layoff. Here are the weights I used when starting again:

OHP: 95 lbs

BP: 135 lbs

SQ: 135 lbs

DL: 135 lbs

These are my current 1RMs as of starting this log:

OHP: 135 lbs

BP: 205 lbs

SQ: 275 lbs

DL: 325 lbs

I just tested these lifts today. Probably not the best idea, but I won't be lifting over this Thanksgiving weekend so I should be nice and ready to get back to work starting Monday, December 1.

My goal is to train for strength; specifically I would like to hit the following numbers by May 2015:

OHP: 165 lbs

BP: 245 lbs

SQ: 365 lbs

DL: 405 lbs

I plan on riding out my current linear progression as much as I can, so I'm basing these goal numbers by how training has felt and what I've lifted in the past.

Since hypertrophy and changes in body composition may occur, I am including measurements as a starting point. The main focus, however, is on strength; therefore it is likely I won't take measurements more than once or twice a year.

Starting stats:

Bodyweight: 196.2 lbs

Neck: 15.5 in

Chest: 42.75 in

Upper Arms: 15.75(R)/15.5(L) in

Forearms: 12.5(R)/12(L) in

Waist: 32.5 in

Hips: 39.75 in

Thigh: 26.125(R)/26(L) in

Calves: 16.25 in (both)

Constructive feedback on goals, training, etc. is welcomed.