Here I shall document my 2-month summer journey into strength and aesthetic gains. I've been lifting for almost 2 years but was not all that consistent with it. So, I am still not satisfied with my strength and aesthetic considering how far along I am into my training.
As a result. I've decided to begin a more focused training regiment with a two month linear strength program while on a mini cut. Although cutting while on a strength program may seem a little counter-intuitive, I thought this would be the best compromise for my goals. I've never been properly lean before, and it seems to be a major sticking point in my physique.
I've also recently starting to get into powerlifting. I'm considering competing, but I think the usual age-range I'd be going into is the <23's. I'm not sure whether that includes being 23 or not; if it doesn't then I suppose I'm too late, because I'd need at least a year to prepare and by then I'd have turned 23 .
I'll be running 2 cycles of Jonnie Candito's 4-week linear program over this process.
Weighing 161 lbs (73 kg) (at 5'7):
SQ: 225 lbs x 6 (just over 100kg) (absolutely dreadful considering my other two lifts, really have to figure out why I'm lagging.
B: 198 lbs x 6 (90 kg)
DL: 315 lbs x 6 (just over 140 kg)
Cutting down to 150 lbs (68 kg). However, if it really gets in the way of my program, I'll reconsider the cut.
SQ: 275 lbs x 6 (~125 kg) (maybe even up to 315 lbs/140kg if my lagging is fixed. But in 2 months that's ambitious to say the least.)
B: 225 lbs x 6 (just over 100 kg)
DL: 365 lbs x 6 (165.5 kg)
Day 1 will be Monday July 4th, 2016. The countdown begins...
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Last edited by BristolFresher15; 29-06-2016 at 21:48.
- 29-06-2016 21:42
- 29-06-2016 21:45
73 KG AT 23 YEARS OLD IS NOT BAD AT ALL! Keep it up, I root for you! *pulls out pack of donuts* let the games begin...
- 29-06-2016 21:49
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- 29-06-2016 22:17
- 29-06-2016 23:06
When it comes to squats frequency is your friend. Check out Texas Method. Or a Lower Body Starting Strength/ Upper Body Texas hybrid since your squats are pretty weak right now and you could definitely make good progress on them squatting heavy 3x a week.*
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- 30-06-2016 00:19
I'd just eat at maintenance, you're not fat. Cutting is gonna hammer your progression at your strength level as you're not fat.
Abs can come later