For my 1,000th post, I'll start a log, and then all you motherfuckers can make fun of me for being a skinny-fat weaksauce liberal-minded intermittent lifter.
I'll give y'all the standard background.
30 years old.
6'2", currently somewhere between 170# and 180#.
This is up from 160 or less this summer.
Came out of high school weighing less than 140.
I started SS for reals in July, got a good period of lifting in, then hurt an adductor (I am, for some incredibly annoying reason, prone to groin injuries), and then got blasted in the face by teaching and learning requirements, stopped sleeping anything like regularly, and my training went in the toilet.
I'm hoping to continue something Starting Strength-ish over the winter break as long as I can, and after my meager time management skills get buried, switch to Dan John's One Lift A Day program, and variants there of, as most take less than an hour. I'm also easily bored, and after six weeks or so, I WILL start fucking with the program, whatever it is. I like a lot of the programs in "Never Let Go" because most of them aren't intended to be done very long.
I don't have much in the way of definite strength goals. I'd like to DL 500 someday, and put bodyweight overhead (this will ultimately be in the neighborhood of 200#). That'd be hot. I'm a long, long way off from that, though. Especially the press, since I'm super weak in the upper body, at the moment. Mostly, I'd just like to not be skinny and weak.
Right now, I lift in my incredibly low ceilinged, arthropod infested basement with my very ghetto setup. I have a shitty 'standard' bar, 195 # of plates (purchased years ago), I hang my bar from the joists with chains and hooks I forged, and I've got some kettlebells that I found dirt-ass cheap online (on sale & free shipping!). Hopefully in the next month or so I'll carve out the time to build a set of squat stands, and buy a proper bar and plates. Since by the end of next week I'll be squatting all the plates I own. Which is nice, but not useful in the long run, and not impressive when it's like 200#.
PRs for lifts:
SQ 185 3x5
DL 195 1x5
BP 115 3x5
OP 85 3X5
PC 105 1x3
Last lifting session went something like this:
170 x3, 175 x3, 180 3x3
Chins (with band, because I suck, but emphasizing the negs)
5, 4, 2
Kettlebell swings 16 K
15 per arm.
By that point, my back was pretty unhappy, so I called it quits.
Obviously, I'm Not Doing The Fucking Program.
The triples on squats are for two reasons: I'd rather not buy all new pants, which I will need to do post-haste, if my legs get much bigger. Also, I hate my thighs rubbing together, and I'm not used to it yet. I'd rather spend that money on protein, liquor, and stogies. Or, you know, plates. Two, I'm still getting back in the groove, and I don't want to hurt my goddamn groin again, because it sucks.
I'm doing eights on the bench for the opposite reason; my chest is fucking sad. I mean, you can't see my heartbeat anymore, so that's good, (a year ago, this was occasionally true, you could literally see my heartbeat through my chest), but I don't want to start microloading my bench at 115 pounds. Seriously. So, I'm aiming for some hypertrophy to get better levers, then I reckon the strength will come a bit easier.
You may commence your mockery.