I thought I'd start a new log to keep myself accountable. I was going to link to my old log, but it's gone, they only seem to keep 10 pages now. Damn!! that was the only proof and record of my lifting that I had after throwing 20+ years worth of training diaries away before I moved and the laptop that had all my lifting vids on has long since died. Oh well, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Previous PRs as far as I can remember...circa 2011/2012 I think
462 lbs x 1
308 lbs for 20 (I still have nightmares!)
330 lbs x 1
253 lbs x 5 sets of 5
495 lbs x 1
440 lbs x 5 sets of 5
319 or 330 for 1....just can't be sure
250 lbs x 1
All done at a bodyweight of around 215 lbs. I know these numbers are irrelevant as they were done so long ago, but these are the numbers I want to be aiming at, but at my current bodyweight of 187 lbs.
Ambitious I know, but I feel if I knuckle down and really commit to a strength program and stop flitting from O-lifting to bodybuilding and back again like some crazy flitting thing, I might have a chance of getting close.
I've never been stronger than when I regularly logged here, which is why I'm back, to be inspired and embarrassed by the numbers the people on here are putting up.
I'm going to be following 5/3/1 with the boring but big assistance work on squat day (ie no max reps on last set) and standard assistance work on the other days. I don't feel my lower back would take repping to max on deads and squats in the same week yet.
Any 5/3/1 experts feel free to chip in and tell me where I'm going wrong.
Weights based on 90% of my 1rms tested on 10/4/2015
Tuesday 14th April
65% - 167.2 lbs x 5
75% - 192.5 lbs x 5
85% - 220 lbs x 5
50% - 5 x 10 reps
5 x 8 reps
That was it, very different from what I have been doing (lots of supersets, short rest intervals etc), but good. Squat form felt OK considering.
Right I'm off to mingle, visit some logs of the old faces I remember and see how bald and grey they've gotten!!