I think I’m doing this right. I’m in the training logs section so here we go. I have fully embraced the T Nation culture and I’m going to be recording my sessions on here instead of in a notebook from now on. I’m a millennial. It’s what we do.
I’m a big 5/3/1 guy and chances are if you’ve seen any of my other posts, I mentioned 5/3/1. I’m a Wendler fanboy I guess. Because the shit works and I love it.
20 years old
6’2 (not going to grow any taller)
325/275/405 are my most recently tested maxes (14 Nov 2017)
405/300/455 (26 Feb 2018)
415/315/455 (3 March 2018)
305x12, 250x8, 425x3 are my best rep maxes.
345x9, 225x15, 455x2 (24 May 2018)
Some background to explain why my maxes are what they are:
In high school, my throws coach had us almost exclusively doing Olympic lifts. Had a 115kg C&J and 90kg snatch at ~85-90kg bodyweight, so those lifts were good. All I ever did outside of that was front squats for 5x5 and bench for 3x10. Played football, threw shot & disc (I was better at throwing than football. I was and still am way too small to play line) and never considered powerlifting.
I wasted my freshman year of college “bodybuilding.” Too much cardio, too many sets of calf raises, not enough protein. So I got nowhere. I’ve been powerlifting (I know 5/3/1 isn’t the perfect powerlifting program but I love it anyways) for a little over 3 months. All my tested maxes were right before I started 5/3/1. I hope I’m not forgetting anything. I don’t know if any of this is relevant. Who cares.
14 Nov 2017 - Bench
245 x 3+ (9)
3x6 225, 3x6 205 pause bench
3x8 70s pause DB floor press
amrap wide grip pull ups
amrap face pulls
Notes: Kinda pissed about my + set. Had a random guy spot me, I asked for a liftoff and told him I was going for 10 beforehand, and he literally (and I mean LITERALLY) HELD ONTO THE BAR FOR EVERY REP. So I didn’t know what to make of that. It threw me off big time mentally because I’ve never had anyone do that before. I can’t blame him, because if I was stronger I would’ve gotten 10 regardless. So I just fist bumped him and said “thanks homie.”
15 Nov 2017