Intros are tedious! I've been cutting for too damn long, so I'm going to be bulking for a nice stretch with the goal of actually looking like I lift. I'm used to 3-4 day upper/lower splits or full body, so Layne's PHAT program is going to be very new to me. Numbers before the cut were 335/260/415 (s/b/d...sbd...silent but deadly, te-he-he!). Some scapula, upper back issues have forced me to say goodbye to back squats, so fronts are my thing now. No biggie. I did some testing the past few weeks, so starting numbers to work with right now are 245-250 on front squat, 430 on sumo deadlift, and my bench is slowly climbing back up. I was just DB benching for the past 6+ months, so it's almost like relearning how to BB bench.
On the nutrition side of things I'm trying to find my maintenance so I can add to that. I've been taking in 2700 for the past week, but it's too soon to tell what's going on as I went apesh!t bonkers one of the days and the water weight is still dropping. Lowest weight got down to was 182, but as of right now it's 185 or so, but at 6' I need some of dat mass. Supps are creatine when I remember to take it (working on the same tub for years, LOL), and some fish oil for general health. Calcium+D and a multi is pointless now that I'm eating more and getting my micros from food.
Strength goals are 300 on fronts, 450+ on deads, and 275 on bench. My weakest lifts are anything pressed OH or incline bench, so I'll take what I can get with them. Training right now in a corner of the dank basement, so no gym cable machines or any of that. Just barbells, dumbbells, enough iron to get stronger, and a little band love where appropriate.
I'll post up my singles on fronts from today and my deadlift from a couple week ago. I'll try to keep videos going semi-regular, but don't expect anything pretty. I'm in my damn basement, so be thankful I'm not in my boxers and a stained white t-shirt.
Back was giving out, and did on 265. Shouldn't have made a 20 pound jump.
A useful video since it shows how bad my form got from not doing sumo deads regularly. It'll still be an issue, since PHAT doesn't specifically have them in there...so I may squat 2 week, then dead 1, repeat.
I'll get into some logs this weekend and say high to the neighbors.