This is my new years goal for 2009 (‘goal’ sounds way better than ‘resolution’)
I’ve actually been working at this goal for a couple of months now, ever since I got involved in a friendly wager with the boys over at AdonisEffect.com.
The deal is this – It’s a race to see who can do a standing barbell shoulder press with 225 pounds first. The only rules is that it has to be with as little leg drive as possible, and we have to be under 200 pounds of body weight when we do the lift (I’m always between 175 and 180 so this won’t be a problem).
So My mini-goal is to push 185 by March 1st.
My plan is to keep my upper back strong and to make my lower back even stronger. This will help tremendously with this lift, since I am pushing from a standing position, every part of my body from my hands to my feet are going to have to be strong to make this happen.
I won’t be changing my diet (I’ll still be fasting once or twice a week), and I won’t be taking any extra supplements or radically changing my workout routine (I only really enjoy training when it’s 3 or 4 times a week MAX).
In fact, this is really a test to see just how much can be accomplished by using a well structured and goal oriented training program, rather than just going to the gym to go through the motions.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress and even post some videos when I get the chance.
Getting stronger while fasting,