23May

Personal Record Week in the Weight Room

I’ve been lifting weights seriously again since the beginning of the year, following the 5/3/1 program. I’ve finally made it through a few cycles and, with another business trip and break from heavy lifting coming up, thought this would be a good time to chase a few personal records.

Here’s where I stand with a bodyweight average of about 148. BF approx 12-14%.

Squat
275

Bench Press
190

OHP
130

Deadlift
280*

My goal is still to get to a combined total of 1080 pounds.  Ideally, that means another 40 pounds in my squat, another 35 pounds to my bench, just a handful of pounds to my OHP, and a relatively daunting additional 125 pounds to my deadlift. For this year, I’d like to cut those in half with a goal of getting to 1080 by Christmas 2019.

*Technically speaking, this wasn’t a 1RM test. Rather it was the final Joker set during the third week of Cycle 4. So my deadlift PR is probably at least a few pounds heavier. Unfortunately, I won’t do another PR test until the fall at the earliest.

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