As some of you know from my other post, diary of a middle aged fat broken man, I’m a forced to retire power lifter suffering severe Osteo arthritis in my left hip (not just my left hip, that just happened to be the worst). Not quite a year ago, I had Total Hip Replacement, it went amazingly and I’m happy to say that after 5 years of suffering some pretty brutal pain in my hip and low back I am almost 100% pain free. (Exception being some very old injuries that will always nag me, right shoulder and right knee). I’ve been back to training for 10 months now, was able to run one cycle of 10/20 life, an offseason program centered around steady strength gains, and even though I re injured my shoulder, I’ve been able to bring my deadlift almost back to something worth bragging about. That being said, I would like to name this year the year of the COMEBACK! tonight was day 1 of an offseason program that runs 4 weeks with a 5th deload week. I will be running this program 3 times, with one test week between each start so I can adjust numbers. After this 18 weeks total, I will be running a 14 week block periodization program with two intensification stages separated by a volume stage… this will put me approximately 32 weeks into the year. At this point I will be finding a meet and competing again! most likely push/pull since I have limited myself to box squats only in an effort to carry over to deadlift. The goal is a 900+ pound total between bench and deadlift competing in the 220 weight class. This is where I will post my logs for all training, and I will post everything. Eventually I’ll post pictures, and even a few training videos.
I’m not sure if it’s possible, but I’d like to figure out how to link my other post to this one, maybe one of the mods could help??