School’s out, 4 years of college is done-zo’s. This blog marks the beginning of many many new endeavors I wish to follow. I have not worked out for nearly 5 weeks as of today… So with this in mind, I’ve decided to bring myself back to the basics. My lifting journey started 2 years ago with StrongLifts5x5 and I think it’d be appropriate to do so again. Starting Monday, May 30th, I will be following a strict diet and starting the SL5x5 “Beginner” routine. Squat-Bench-Row workout A and Squat-Press-Deadlift workout B. I’ve outlined my “feeding” times on an Excel spreadsheet and I’m currently looking to eat 5 times a day, 2 to 3 hours between each meal.
My lifting goals for May 2012 are:
Squat – 1 x 230
Bench – 1 x 185
Press – 1 x 135
Deadlift – 1 x 315
Row – 1 x 225
It’s my wish to achieve the 1.5xBW squat within the next year and I think it’s definitely do-able. I think the Squat and Deadlift are my two strongest lifts followed by the Row and Bench. I plan on using a very strict form on the Rows and making sure I don’t “cheat” too much once I start lifting heavier weights. The Press has been a long time culprit when it comes to making gains on the lift, but I’m optimistic on getting to that 1 plate within the year.