Parraeels4ever wrote:Hi mjjdm
Awesome program John.
I have robbed a few ideas from your program & incorporated it into mine on the cardio side. HIIT & core exercises etc. It’s seems to be working well. Thanks.
What is your basic weight training background? Your first log for bench press is 185 pounds, man that’s an awesome first up weight. 30 days or so later you have increased it 50 pounds. I am 20 pound or so from that weight. I started at 65 pound bench press 5 months ago & I am now at 154 pound. I wouldn’t say I am a precious little flower, but I struggle on the 154 pound, so I don’t see a hell of a lot more progression in adding weight in the near future. So I was just curious of your training background. More so then anything else as you are shooting for 300 pound. That is some serious weight.
I admire your strength. Keep going strong.
No problem I will definitely share. Good luck with the HIIT! I am still doing it as much as I can because it is supposed to be very beneficial, but I have toned it down some just because it is so hard and I hate it lol. If you can stick to it I bet you will see very good results combined with a weight program.
Also, did you mean that you are now benching around 150 or now weigh-in at 154? If you are trying to get a lot stronger there is definitely hope. I will share my brother's background in a second which may be more like yours.
First, my background. Before beginning this program about 2 months ago I had never really stuck to lifting weights for an extended period of time. My senior year of high school my max bench press was around 165 I think. I am on the shorter side with shorter arms, and have been playing soccer and basketball my whole life, so I was pretty athletic but not incredibly strong. Freshman year of college I tore my ACL and couldn't play ball so I lifted for about three months straight, ate a TON (but most of it was unhealthy), and went from weighing 155 to weighing 172 and my bench went up to about 215. After I got better I worked out randomly for the next 4 years but never consistently, and settled in at about a 205 max and body weight of 165 (which didn't fluxuate for 4 years). Now I'm up to 175, but I think a lot of that has to do with the more sedentary lifestyle I lead with my current desk job.
My brother, however, sounds MUCH more like you. He slightly over 6 feet tall. Senior year of high school, at the same height, he weighed NINETY-EIGHT pounds. He began eating very healthy and eating A LOT, and working out religiously. He was extremely consistent for about 2 years I think. His max went from 65 pounds to 255 pounds
Maybe his story will help you? I bet you are capable of a lot more than you think.