So, I am 30 yo this year, nearly 31, from France. Basically been lifting on and off without clear routine or goal or whatever for years. Was a very skinny guy, became an average guy, looking soft. No discipline whatsoever so I decided to take a change.
Stats at the beginning (metric system)
- Weight 74 kgs (for 1m75)
Maxes : (don’t laugh, I am angry about them)
- Squat : 70 kg
- BP : 60 kgs
- DL : around 100 kgs (horrible technique)
I will begin with STARTING STRENGTH, because it fits my very busy schedule, I liked the book. After that I will probably go to 5/3/1 because Jim is an inspiration. I read a lot and have a lot of knowledge about training but I am a knowledge warrior and wanna be a Real one. Goal is to get stronger first. Aesthetics are a bonus.
I don’t do the Power Clean because I work out at a shitty french gym with no coach allowing that. So I do Pendlay Row
12/10/2016 - started as below (had benched on monday in a stupid split)
- Squat : 3x5x55kg - was quite easy
- Press : 3x5x25kg - was quite easy also
- Row : 3x5x40kg - was also easy
Done in 25 minutes, at 8 in the morning. Good.
Looking forward to next session. I have trouble getting my nutrition right. Working a lot, had to kick a “I drink wine every evening” habit, and my woman doing a severe diet is not helping a lot.
No bullshit approach.
Supps : whey, caff pills in the morning if coffee too hard to stomach. Some Z12 to help sleep but I tend to steer clear of phenibut. L-Theanine sometimes during the day and a multivit.