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FredFlex
01-16-2008, 12:13 PM
What's up people? I have been lurking around the forum for a while now and figure I would join. First a little backround, I started Aug. 1 2007, at a sloppy 338 lbs. I am 6'2'', 36 years old and haven't been under 250 lbs since I graduated high school. This is the longest committment I have had to the gym since that time. I was a classic 5 month member, lost weight, got to where I felt "comfortable" then spent a year packing it back on. Repeat scene for 10 years or so until I gave up altogether over the last 3 years and blew up. ANYWAY, I went from the before mentioned Nate Newton like 338 lbs. to a 279 lbs. mark this morning. Just about 60 lbs. Hurray for me, Not really. I feel I could have did more but I am where I am and more motivated than ever. I started last night the 5x5 Stronglifts program as seen on stronglifts.com. First, I train alone. So this isn't easy to get the five reps but it is what it is.

Tuesday Night

15 minute cardio warm up- 1 mile on treadmill

Squats (smith machine, please save your comments, we don't have a rack)

185x5
225x5
270x5
320x5
360x5

My legs are big and strong always been. So squating 3 x a week isn't a chore for me

Flat Bench Press ( First time back literally since 1991)

135x5
155x5
185x5
195x5
205x5

Barely squeeked the 5th rep off my chest. Kinda embarassing actually. I used to do 325 lbs easy.

Barbell Row (Never really ran this style but i am giving it a try)

65x5 (a bad case of bitchfoot)
95x5
115x5
135x5
145x4

Got dizzy at the end. Unorthodox position.

Finished with 10 negative Dips then anouther 15 minute mile.

Just some light cardio tonight.

HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS PROGRAM????

FredFlex
01-18-2008, 06:30 AM
ok..the second day at it.

SQUATS

5x185
5x225
5x275
5x315
5x355
2x 415

Again these are in the smith machine going down to slightly below parallell


Standing Chest Press (the Press)

5x45
5x65
5x95
5x115
5x125

believe it or not, as big as i am I struggled with this. My upper body is way, way, way behing my lower body but we will see what happens in a few weeks of this program

Deadlift

5x225
3x285
1x365

All and all not bad, litterally this is the second time i have deadlifted. First time was last month. Its part of the this program so I will see where it takes me.

Pull ups- 10 negatives.