Having been strength training consistently since Christmas, I had a go at testing some 1 rep max lifts today. Since the last test a few months ago, I had added 5kg to my bench (90kg), 12.5kg to my squat (130kg) and 5kg to my deadlift (175kg - although this was a random attempt about a week ago).
I'm the kind of person who loves to try out new training and so consistency is something I have always lacked, because my training would change so often. I now have a focus and the numbers are telling me it's paying off.
When my alarm goes off at 0530 to train at 0600 before work, or after a long day at work, I keep making excuses until it gets to 2230 and I think "F*** it, just go and train": I must always remember that maintaining consistency really pays off and to make sure I get it done.
I will try to post up a video of my (still relatively low but ever improving) lifts from today's session in the next few days.
In training, Schwinners