I decided to start a new journal to log my hopefully permanent return to weight lifting. This training journal I will use to track my strength, but also to track the time it has taken me to return to my previous strength which is pretty much indicated in my signature. I am 21 now and its been about 2 years since I lifted, and probably close to 3 year since I was able to lift anything on my signature. I am aiming for the goal of being *close* to as strong as I was when I was 17-18 WITHIN 6 months. My main goal is strength in all aspects. I believe I look stronger than I really am, and this has always bugged me, so I find strength to me to be more important. The time will start now, and I want to see how far I can get within half a year.
I have changed my diet(somewhat) to mainly eating as much as possible, and supplementing with Maximus and creatine. I also play what some call it "Death Metal" style drumming, which requires much endurance and speed, so hopefully this can be counted as some endurance work. I have also thought about picking up some MMA lessons and/or getting a punching bag to condition/train in other ways. This remains to be seen however.
So today I have acquired a "base" for where my journey will start. This "base" is just the point where my body is no longer suffering intense DOMS.
I have started with a somewhat beginner routine I have conjured up, and plan on using this until I get within a reasonable strength for my weight, and then will most likely transfer over into an intermediate routine such as my old personal favorites MADCOW 5x5 and routines of this type.
95x12<----will consider this a "warm up" or w/u weight at least for now.
135 was much easier today. I see a rested weekend full of lots of food may have helped. Could have possibly gotten another set, but was content with 4 sets so moved on.
Incline DB Press
I BELIEVE it was 60 pounds...It could have been 50, but judging by the fact that I lifted 50 last week and that I am noticeably stronger this week, I will safely assume it was 60.
BB Squats *parallel or slightly below
Did 5x5 on friday as well. Decided to solidify it this week and use it as a good starting point.
Weighted sit ups
45 pound dumbell in hand on decline sit up benchx2x10.
^wont be doing this again. Spine did not feel right at all. May do leg lifts or something like that next week.
thats all folks.