I love lifting… and cycling…
With lifting, there’s something about the feel of lifting massive weight off the ground and the success of feeling it locked out at the top. It’s such an awesome feel. However, in lifting, there has been 1 goal that has eluded me - the 1000 pound club (Weight @ 160, the closest I got was 245bench, 335squat, 365DL).
With cycling there’s something about the mental strain and struggle that makes the finish so rewarding. I enjoy the endurance side of things. The doubt of success, the thoughts that go through your brain as you mentally will yourself and push your body to do things it’s screaming not to do. The success is in the battle itself.
Is there anyone out there that struggles with these kind of goals? I set a goal for myself to hit 3.5w/kg
(currently at 2.9) and the 1000# club however, I’m doubting the feasibility of it and am wondering if I should pick one and call it a day. With 2020 around the corner I’m curious what some of you would do if these were your struggles.
My options are:
A. All out lift - perhaps toggle between SSLV1 & 2 while I lift heavy… to achieve 1000#
B. All cycling - just keep in a maintenance phase with lifting and move towards a mid-volume plan of goals
C. Keep doing what I’m doing - which is the Wendler program and do SSLV with 1 or two added workouts (I’m not quite to MV but close). Mentally, I want to say this is sustainable, but the sheer volume of work and the body teardown is quite a bit. I’m wondering if I’m just spinning my wheels (pun intended) or if this achieving these goals (over time) is a reasonable ask.
Thank you for any advice/thoughts.