Try to always track progress as a “story of one.” The only sport I was ever a natural at was Judo…it was so easy for me, I lost interest. I’m serious, too. The first day or so, I was whipping older, experienced athletes.
So, don’t worry about your numbers. The fact that they are going up is a damn miracle in my eyes. I literally have had decades of “not going up.”
Up is good!
[quote]Nate Dogg wrote:
I’m excited about my recent PR’s with all my lifts. Despite all the chaos and problems I’ve faced this year, I finally managed to get my training on track and have made the best progress of my life.
Thank you for your advice in the 5x5 article thread. It has helped serve me well. If it weren’t for my training, I would still be depressed and letting all the bad rule my life.
As an update, here are some current stats:
Bodyfat: Leaner than I was a month ago
Bench: 195x6,6,5,5 (~235 1RM)
Squat: 245x6,6,5,5 (~280 1RM)
Deadlift: 315x3,2,1 (~335-340 1RM)
Overhead Press: 125x2,2,2 (~130 1RM)
Close-grip Bench: 195x3,3,3
Barbell Rows: 145x6,6,6,6
This may not be a lot of weight for some, but this is the biggest and strongest I’ve ever been, and I’m continuing to get stronger each week. So the above are current for this week only, as I get stronger each time I train.
My current goal is 170lbs at 10-12% and to increase my strength by about 20-30 pounds on the lifts listed above.
My tidbit for the day: No matter how bad it gets, it can always be worse![/quote]