Contenders for the name of this log were "Assembling a Terminator", "One Year to 500" and "In Pursuit of Retard Strength!"
Goals for One Year
20 strict chin ups
Lose 50lb of body fat
Squat 160x5 (below parallel)
Nutrition Plan: Ananolic Diet for Power Lifters. 2, 70g whey shakes a day. 2 big unmeasured low-carb Paleo meals during the week. 3 sweeteners max. 1-2 clean carb-up days on the weekend. 1 cheat day a month and sporadic rare cheat meals when invited to dinner.
Supplements: Try and get down 1 litre of water on waking. Fish oil, multi-vit, whey, creatine, vitamin d, magnesium, metamucil.
Program: follow the Greyskull LP for 1 year and milk every drop out of linear progression, and then some. The lifts I'm shooting for are kinda high but trying to reach it will keep me inspired and focused. I think it is attainable however given my upper body strength. Once I get form down and develop my back and postierior I think the lifts I'm having trouble with now will take off.
Plan to do kettlebell swings after lifting for conditioning and a light jog with hill sprints on Saturdays. Also going to Judo and boxing classes as time permits. Finally, I*plan to do mobility work before and stretching after workouts as religiously as I do the lifts.
Experience: 2 months on the Greyskull LP and I am only now learning to squat and deadlift properly. Over coming flexibility and a major imbalance in glutes/hamstrings that has my squat/deadlift ridiculously light.
Aspiration: Since I started I have become addicted to putting weight on the bar. I would eventually like to get into powerlifting competition on a small scale. I also want to get into "fighting shape" for Judo competition at and life in general.
I will be weighing in and taking pics once a month to gauge progress, will post them at end of the year.
Any insights or comments as I go are appreciated.
Let's do this!