i've always been active with general fitness. eg. wrestling, cycling, swimming, weights, did a 3:15 marathon in '89 and some (very) amateur powerlifting that my local club put together around the same time.
but i did get pretty lazy a few years ago. walking seemed good enough. it was mental so i broke that and have been thru some rippetoe and then rosstraining. got injured with both so that was a set back.
i've seen a great PT and i am cleared to go. muscle balance has been my thing leading up "Huge in a Hurry" catching my eye. bought the book for a friend but found it addicting =)
coming up on 46yo and just finished week4 of Huge in a Hurry. And following the protein advice plus supps for max recovery as i was recently inspired by the statement that you can't over-train but you can under-recover. ross would say, your brain will quit before your body does!
so CWs program seems really balanced and i won't get stuck just wandering around in the gym looking for hard things to do. not sure about my body.
function>form of course so i want to achieve intermediate strength on the ExRx charts:
@ 175-180lb presently (i ordered calipers so will do BF% this week)
POWER CLEAN 194LB - never done these but tossing the 135LB for a fun warm up was easy - maybe i can get to advanced 264LB?
i've already got the DEADLIFT so going for advanced: 438LB
SQUAT 269LB will be easy (did 285 for work after a couple months of Ripp) but 367 seems out of reach
BENCH advanced 275LB
i can see advanced on the the PRESS too 164LB
i would like to look better so thinking about the next state rather than strictly going left to right in CW's HIH: Huge, Strong, Lean.