Well, I'm back! I have to explain some things as to why I stopped posting here. First, I just wanted to keep my training to myself, so I started a paper and pen log. Secondly, I am going through a very messy divorce, my house is being foreclosed on, and I'm filing bankruptcy.
I now realize that my first point was me just be selfish. I have read some posts here about some of the good things that I have shared with other lifters and fitness enthusiasts. I guess I didn't realize the impact that some of my ideas had on other people. For my selfishness, I apologize.
Regarding the hell that I'm going through right now, I have not given up. I have come to realize that this divorce, even though it is an end to my marriage, is also a new beginning for me, and I'm looking forward to see what my new-found bachelorhood has in store for me. I am still training hard. My training has gone back to my roots, which is heavy weight training using barbells and kettlebells. I still throw in some bodyweight work here and there, but the weights have really helped me maintain my sanity. Anyways, enough of my rant. Here is my current routine:
Four week cycle:
Week 1: Warmup, 75% x 1, 80% x 1, 85% x 1
Week 2: Warmup, 80% x 1, 85% x 1, 90% x 1
Week 3: Warmup, 75% x 1, 85% x 1, 95% x 1
Week 4: (Deload), 60% x 1, 65% x 1, 75% x 1
At the end of 4 weeks, I plan on adding between 5lbs-10lbs to the previous cycle's weights and repeat.
Day 1: Squat + assistance
Day 2: Trapbar deadlift + assistance
Day 3: Military Press + assistance
Day 1: Squat 3 sets x 8,6,4 @ 50% max
Day 2: Deadlift 3 sets x 8,6,4 @ 50% max
Day 3: Military press 3 sets x 8,6,4 @ 50% max
Dumbbell rows 5 x 10
It's simple, direct and brutal. Single reps work best for me. At my age (45), I find that I can't do higher rep work and make progress. I look forward to hearing from other members on the board.
Last edited by ironwarrior1
on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.