The Beginning.

Hi. On this blog I plan to keep a record of a year's worth of training under Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program. If you've not heard about this program, feel free to read about it here: 5/3/1 Article. A little about myself: I'm 27 years old, 5'8" and 165lbs. I'm a normal guy, not an athlete, nor do I have any sort of formal training in physical fitness. I have, however, been lifting weights (poorly) for 14 years. And though I've had some success, I've never followed any particular routine -- I just lifted what I felt like lifting. Obviously --well, not obviously to me, since I never realized until now-- this was not, nor would ever be very productive in terms of gaining size or strength. Although I've lifted 500lbs on the deadlift, I've never maintained any sort of progress and have basically been at the same level of strength for most of my adult life. My current lifts are: 405x7 deadlift (touch-and-go), 405x1 (quarter) squat, 230lb clean and jerk, and 260x1 bench. Not too bad, but not going to win any competitions either. By this time next year, after following 5/3/1 as faithfully as possible, I hope to do a 500+ deadlift, a 450lb squat, 275lb clean and jerk, and a 300lb bench. I start this Monday, let's see how it goes...

1 comment:

  1. Now you have more than no posts on your blog. Thank me later.