OK!powerlifter54 wrote:Stop sucking.Jon wrote:blah blah blah
So the short version is: I suck.
blah blah blah blah
I'm 34 years old, I have a full time job (lawyer) and an 18-month old daughter, and my wife is currently undergoing chemotherapy following a breast cancer diagnosis. Schedule-wise, I can get to the gym for about 45-60 min. three times/week in the mornings before my daughter wakes up, but I can usually grab another 15-20 minutes at home in the evenings or on off days. I also have a birth defect: I'm missing three fingers on my left hand, and the remaining two have limited mobility (think a lobster's claw, but less succulent). Between lifting hooks and straps, I can get by on most lifts, more or less. Some are more problematic than others.
I stopped training after my daughter was born, and I'm just getting back into the gym now. I've never been strong, but I was stronger than I am now, and I'd like to get that back. I've competed in the past in PL (badly) and in judo (not great, but not terrible). When life allows, I'd love to play judo again.
My goals are, in order of importance
1) to have fun. This includes getting stronger and better conditioned, but is more important than either of those per se.
2) to be able to do cool stuff with my daughter when she gets older, and to be able to intimidate her future boyfriends.
3) to get in shape for judo in the future.
all advices welcome
edit: I'll be using 531 for two of my gym days, and I'm saving a third gym day for fun stuff that I wouldn't have time for otherwise