Week Six Summary – 1000lb Goal – 01/06/19 – 01/12/19

Bench: 255 – 5×5Squat: 285 – 5×5Deadlift: 265 – 1×5 Total: 805 It’s hard to argue with progress even if it’s small. In terms of my 31 week objectives, this is the objective that’s working for me right now. I’m not sure what it is, but as hard as I’ve tried, I can’t find the love for running that I once had. As mentioned in this week’s running summary, I’m hanging it up for a while. My focus is going

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Week Four Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/23/18 – 12/29/18

Bench: 245 – 5×5Squat: 265 – 5×5Deadlift: 250 – 1×5 Total: 760 I started feeling the aches and pains of heavier weight this week. I think it’s time to adjust. I’ve been doing squats 3x a week at 5×5 and with this much weight it’s really starting to wear on my old bones. During the summer when I got up over 800 total with a weak deadlift, I was only squatting and benching once per week. I think it’s time

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Week Three Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/16/18 – 12/22/18

Bench: 235 – 5×5Squat: 255 – 5×5Deadlift: 245 – 1×5 Total: 735 Since I’ve been back into the 5×5 workouts, the squats have consistently worn my back out by the 5th set, to the point where I need to sit for a couple of minutes to keep from cramping up. That seems to have stopped this week. I noticed this after Friday’s squats and decided I’d load up the deadlifts a bit, we took a 10lb jump on Friday instead

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Week Two Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

1000lb Goal: Bench: 225 – 5×5Squat: 240 – 5×5Deadlift: 225 – 1×5 Total: 690 Things went according to plan this week.  Squats happened 3x, M,W,F and resulted in a 15lb gain as we go up 5lbs for each successful 5×5.  Bench happened twice and I cheated on Deadlifts as I was feeling a bit saucy and jumped the weight by 10lbs. Back in August I hit a high of around 330lbs on the squats.  Because of this, I’m guessing I’ll

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Week One Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/3/18 – 12/8/18

1000lb Goal: Bench: 215 – 5×5Squat: 225 – 5×5Deadlift: 215 – 1×5 Total: 655 I’m a huge fan of Stronglifts.com 5×5 workout, though if Mehdi reads this he will be disgusted. Mehdi focuses on strength alone, doesn’t agree with running and would hate my weekend “aesthetics workout”. That being said, my 5×5 compound moves come from him. When I first started doing 5×5 My squat was like 135lbs, only because I’d just never focused on this vital compound movement. Since

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