School is right around the corner. Last week I road tripped with the family to bring my sister’s things up to Portland for grad school- spent a couple days in Portland see some of the sights. This week has be spent finishing projects and packing for the move back to LA.
It is time to set some goals for this next semester-for school, hobbies, and lifting. To start, lets figure out how long long I have… sixteen weeks in La Mirada. sixteen weeks to get things done. Summer is over and it is time to get going.
- For school: maintain high marks- make sure that I get course work done in a timely manner; I must use my time wisely and know when to take a break to maintain sanity.
- For hobbies: play guitar at least 20 minutes a day, read a novel every two weeks, fish at least once a week, post to this blog once a week on Fridays. This things I hope will help maintain my sanity.
- Lifting: Current maxes are Squat 505, deadlift 525, bench press 405, these are maxes that I can walk into the gym any day and hit. By finals in December I would like to increase all my lifts by 20 pound- squat 525, deadlift 545, bench 425. I am going to start to clean/power clean at least once a week, reaching for a single at 10% over current body weight (~275lb)
I am looking to drop a pound a week-via the additions of sprints and caloric restriction. The weight lost will be hard-I have always had problem with portion control, but preparing my own food during the semester ought to help me keep track of what I am eating better. If I can maintain strength gains during weight lost that would be most encouraging. However, I would satisfied with maintaining current strength.
(For those who are starting their studies, good luck to y’all!)