The Lone Wolf - I don't even lift.
Welcome one and all to my new journal.
I never buy into the whole new year new me guff, and I'm not really one for new year's resolutions, but to be brutally honest I just feel like a fresh start. I must admit, I'm rather fond of my previous journal and it encapsulates the up's and downs of my life in that time period. Looking back at my last journal, a fair amount happend in the time span (931 days to be exact), but I feel it has come to an end... Besides, I'm not one for looking back, so onwards and upwards it is!
For those interested, here is a link to my previous journal... http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/The-Lone-Wolf-Strength-is-never-a-weakness-m5058237.aspx
I feel different to the person who started that last journal... I can't fully explain it, but I have a different outlook on my life to back then. I feel wiser, more mature and my goals have changed. When it comes down to the bare bones, I'm a simple man in his early 30's, with 3 kids and a stressful job. I love my family, I love eating, and I love training, so that is what this journal will be all about.
Here are my current main best lifts:
Deadlift - 252.5 kg (Hook grip, no belt)
Back Squat - 230kg (Neoprene Sleeves and Belt)
Front Squat - 172.5kg (Neoprene Sleeves and Belt)
Push Press - 120kg (Single Ply Sleeves and Belt)
Strict Press - 90kg (Single Ply Sleeves and Belt)
When it comes to goal setting, I'd be foolish to sit here and say I'm 100% going to deadlift 300kg this year... Don't get me wrong, I'd love to deadlift 300kg this year but I'm a realist and know that strength training is a marathon and not a sprint. With that in mind, I feel a reasonable amount to add onto my lifts would make the following goals reasonably realistic.
Deadlift - 275kg (25kg increase)
Back Squat - 255kg (25kg increase)
Front Squat - 200kg (25kg increase)
Push Press - 140kg (20kg increase)
Strict Press - 110kg (20kg increase)
I've left bench press off, because I never do it and despite having an urge to return to it this year, I will most likely use it as an accessory movement only in the form of close grip benching.
With all that said, it's time to get back to work. The quest for strength gains starts now... No retreat, no surrender!
Most recent goals can be found on this post...http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/FindPost/5421377
post edited by The_Lone_Wolf - 2018/10/17 09:58:32