The Next Level: AMathew's Training Log
Welcome to my training log!!!
I have been lifting weights for about three years. While I got
bigger and stronger during this time period, I also made numerous
mistakes. The biggest issue has been being consistent in my training
and nutrition. I wasted precious time being lazy in the gym. It's time
for me to get serious about my strength training and make some serious
progress. With this journal, I hope to develop some specific goals,
document my training, and stay focused on my fitness goals.
Current Stats and Goals:
Weight: 185 pounds
Squat 1RM - 290
Deadlift 1RM - 325
Bench 1RM - 160
OH Press 1RM - 95
I don't have specific goals concerning my lifts. I just want to get stronger
and would like to compete in a powerlifting competition in a couple years. My
long term goals are to squat 405 and deadlift 405, but this will be three or four
years from now.
I will begin Wendler's 5/3/1 next week. I'll be training four days a week; Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I've calculated my numbers for running the 5/3/1 routine by making a more drastic reduction in my numbers. While my squat 1RM is 290, I've decided to start with a twenty pound reduction.
Squat - 290 => 270 * .90 = 245
Bench - 160 => 150 * .90 = 135
Deadlift - 325 => 305 * .90 = 275
OH Press - 95 => 80 * .90 = 70
Sunday = OH Press + assistance
Monday = Deadlift + assistance
Wednesday = Bench Press + assistance
Friday = Squat + assistant