Tomorrow I'll begin my journal where I chart my progress until I am laid to rest or I become physically unable to lift any longer. I will go through more than a few programs and attempt to eventually turn this into a log book where I pursue different goals from bodybuilding, to powerlifting, sport specific training (baseball), and some olympic lifting. I'll go where ever my mind leads me and that's that. Each program will be done in a 12-16 week cycle, and every 3-4 weeks I'm going to deload, unless I feel overtraining start to set in. I may not post every day I lift or play, but I will post all my workouts. Here are my stats:
I won't be posting any pics because I fear pedophiles. These are my real numbers, I assume no one will question me because they are really nothing too astounding.
My first program I'm following is Dan John's Beginning Olympic Lifting Program. The program is simple and only requires a bar, weights, and a sound diet. The routine is (M/W/F split):
Front Squat (Clean Grip): 8,6,4
Hang Clean: 8,6,4
Military Press: 8,6,4
When the weights are too easy, I wil increase the load. My goals for the end of this cycle are to front squat my bodyweight, hang clean 175, and military press 135. If I gain weight during this then it will be a success as I'm still inseason for baseball right now. For this reason I can expect a reduction in body fat, but I really don't think that's necessary. If I have a game on a lifting day then I will lift after my game.