Hello to All!
I am Harsh, my good friend Ashiem introduced me to the GUS a long time back, but at that time I was immature and young enough to actually understand the basics of strength training, I am always lured by a good heavy hypertrophied physique, so, I was there, following a push-pull routine. Propagated by a fitness academy we all know. There is nothing wrong in following that, if getting strong is not on the list. Actually, the main reason that I feel is, there is no progression scheme what so ever, lifts are just placed in a manner from the point of view of muscles. The purpose of that schedule is still not clear whether the schedule aims at getting strong or ‘looking’ strong. However, this is the not the reason, for which I am inclined towards joining the GUS, I am inclined and interested because I want to progress in my lifts, i.e. I want to be strong and big [my goal]
I am sorry, if that sounds a bit immature, but looking strong and muscular by actually getting stronger is my goal.
It was Anshul, who encouraged me to join GUS, we constantly talk about the articles on GUS, I am an avid reader of your articles Eric, even when I was following the Push-Pull (I am still following the same ), I was using the concepts of acclimatization for warming up for my main lifts like BSQs and DLs and even for decline benches. I resumed my workouts on 22nd Jan 2012 after a year gap (almost) because of my personal problems. I have been lifting (gyming) since the age of 17(that was all bullshit to be honest, separate day for each body part). But, I understood lifts like Squat and DL for the first time when I joined K11 in the year 2010. Since then, I am evolving and learning new concepts, trying to improve my lifts by reading articles on the GUS.
As, I said I resumed my workouts on 22nd Jan 2012(i.e. working out from near about 2 months now),
These are some of my numbers which I got few days back –
BSQs(my fav, as deep as it can get, no issues with mobility) – 305 X 4
DLs – 315 X 6
OHPs – 135 X 6~7
Bench – I won’t talk about this, because we never practiced it on the Push- Pull. But, I know its weak and I want to improve that.
Lifts I want to focus on – DLs, BSQs, Bench/OHP.
Goals - looking strong and muscular by actually getting stronger (just want to let you know that I am good on my genetics (muscles) part :-P)
I am really sorry GUS, if this post of mine was a bit too long. I just don’t want to hide anything from you guys to be honest.