I feel like i am suffering from "analysis paralysis."
Im not completely sure what i really want .
I dont know what kind of program or routine i should really be doing. I need some
kind of nudge in the right direction from someone who is more informed, or someone
who has at some point needed a bit of direction as i feel i do right now.
I kind of feel like an athlete that is training for a sport , except...i dont play
sports....More like.. training for being superman in the manual labor work force.. or
just being a strong, capable person in life..(lol) If you maybe understand where im
Some things that are on my mind :
Gaining "Wiry strength" or high "relative strength" is important.
Ideally i would like to have a 400lb squat and 500lb deadlift at a bodyweight
around 180lbs. These are solid, attainable goals for the average person.
- I would really like to learn and become proficient in the olympic snatch, if i can
learn to snatch properly.
- Right now i am 185lbs at 12-13%bf. I have a 300lb back squat, 420lb deadlift
(mixed grip), 225lb bench and 145lb overhead press.
- I know for a fact i do not posess the mentality needed to become a big huge dude.
When i was younger i used to be a fat kid, i absolutely hate abdominal fat , i
disdain the feeling jiggly blubber bouncing around on my midsection when riding in a
car, jumping rope or doing anything that would cause blubber to jiggle around on
someones stomach. Call it a fatal flaw but if something is going to cause me to gain
a considerable amount of fat such as where i cannot see all six of my rectus ab
muscles, i am not going to continue doing it.
- I've followed something similar to SS , kind of , but more and more i feel like i
should be practicing and getting good at other exercises such as these :
Clean grip snatches
Bulgarian split squats
- Honestly im not really sure how often i really need\want to be bench pressing. THe
more snatch, overhead press and overhead squatting movements i do, the better my
shoulders feel, the better my posture is, the bigger and thicker my traps, neck and
shoulders get. For upper body pressing strength is the bench press really needed ?
7...Im kind of in this stage where i think i should work to really understand the
type of body i have, what it is really suited for , what are its strengths and
weaknesses, and any skeletal or functional abnormalities if they exist. I know there
is something minor going on with my pelvis, it probably has a slight tilt which
causes one leg to be 1cm or so longer than the other at times. It will manifest as a
tightness in my hip and is probably the underlying culprit of the minor strength
imbalance i have between my right and left leg.
- For the past few months i have considered trying out some form of competitive
lifting , but i would want to be strong enough where if i went to some competition i
wouldnt come in dead last and look like a complete deuche.
I know the whole thing is probably as simple as "pick a program and stick with it for
a while" but if i dont know what i should really be doing its kind of hard to stick
with anything very adamantly.