Hi all, name's Al. Used to compete in strongman and dabbled in powerlifting, had to stop several years ago due to time (busy job and family commitments). I have reunited with the barbell and have been back to training since October of this year, and my current approach is greatly influenced by the 70s Big blog. I'm mostly focusing on the big four and the Olympic lifts, with some calisthenics thrown in as I have plans to try a GORUCK Light here early next year.
Current stats are 5'8", 198#, mid-30s. I was 188# in October, so I've put on about 10 pounds in 5 weeks and the measurements are going up in all the right places. Current maxes are press 115#, squat 260#, deadlift 320#, power clean 175#, bench 185#, snatch 105#, and C&J 150#. Current phase is focused solely on the big four and working the Pendlay progressions for the snatch and C&J as my warm-ups. I just want to keep getting stronger and add bodyweight now, figure I'll hit 210 or so then trim down a bit. I'm only putting up poundages for the main lifts, not accessory stuff.
Last two workouts....
Standing Press (clean once, press for reps)
45x5, 65x3, 90x6/6/6/9.
80x5, 105x3, 135x5, 145x4, 155x3, 165x2, 175x1 (PR). Doubled my old max, got a new max.
Bench 90x5, 110x3, 130x6/6/6/9.
Squat 130x5, 170x3, 210x6, 220x4, 230x3, 240x2, 250x1.