It's been just about 3 weeks since North Americans. I'm looking to gain lean muscle now.
Body weight at 195.4.
Strength is in the shitter. That will be my focus for a little while, gaining some strength back, especially in the squat. I want to try deadlift again. I haven't deadlifted all year.
Diet is awesome, 6 meals, some carbs now. I love the scheduled planned meal structure.
Today is light chest , shoulders, and biceps.
Bw 199 this week.
Squatted 275x5 and deadlifted 235x5.
I have not deadlifted all year. I kept trying to but even if I stayed at 225 I'd be hurting for 5 days, so I gave up. We'll see how far I can go without pain.
Weight is hanging around 204 now. Strength is coming back.
I squatted 305x5 and dl 275x5. Very shaky on squats. The nerve is definitely causing this.
I've came to the conclusion deadlifts are not worth it anymore. The mechanics of it destroy my L5/S1.
Body weight up to 215.4 and lean. Biggest and leanest I've ever been. Strength is climbing.
I was doing great on squats, got to a pain free, 345x5 for 2 sets. BUT this week have nerve pain with 325? So frustrating.
thurs - chest/bi
Training is going good. Strength is coming back. Diet it is spot on, in gain mode. Weight 211-213
Found squatting with the cambered bar is allowing me to do pretty good with minimal back pain. I was able to do 375x8 and 405x5 on Friday after pre exhausting with calfs, ext, leg curls.
Today's morning weight 215. Steadily growing. Staying lean.
Was able to camber bar squat 415x7 on Friday, which is the most I've done again.