The time has come to start a new journal with plans of sticking to a routine for more than 3 weeks before switching to another one like I did before.
Just a quick rundown here.. I am recovering from elbow surgery so the weights are going to be super light to start. I will be using Starting Strength to get back into things. I plan on running that until I stall and deload a few times before moving on. After my arm is 100% I plan on learning how to do power cleans but for now I am going to do rows. I lift at home by myself. Just have a power rack, over 500lbs, jump rope, thread mill, some dumbbells, etc.. Nothing special but it gets the job done. My calves are a joke so I will be including a good bit of calf work and jump rope over the next few months which will be my main cardio along with some hill sprints until it snows. I am 26, 5'11 203lbs. Not sure on BF% but i'm pretty lean. I eat very clean and will continue with that as I don't want to gain fat. I want to be lean, in shape, and strong. But, if I gain a few pounds, no big deal. I am pretty weak for my size so my main goal is to get stronger (and bigger calves)
Here are my best lifts.
Dead Lift 300x1
Dead Lift 425x1
OH Press 125x5
I'm not too worried about a 1RM anymore. Rather have a solid 5RM on a lift. I am not going to get ahead of myself and set any upper body goals because of my arm. Squat 315 for 3x5 and 225x20 is really my only goal for now.
Here we go, started today!!
Pull Downs (can't do pull ups yet)
It felt great to finally lift again today! Can't wait until Wednesday to hit it again.