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dango

01-24-2008, 05:42 AM

Hey all I joined WBB bout half a year ago but was always on and off due to school and timing changes of school days recently (it went from school ending at 2p.m. to 4p.m.) and I was always tired when I got home.

I used to do WBB1.1 but there was just so much and usually I'd tire out before I even finish the workout.

Now I'm starting over with Rippetoe's Starting Strength routine, I would like to get the book and am looking around at local bookshops to find it. I love how simple the routine is. :)

I hope to reach 70kg (at 58kg right now) by the summer if that's possible, I am very weak, 171cm and 16 years old. I've started eating more at intervals hopefully maxing my calories daily.

I'm gonna post up a few vids of my workout just to check my form and also soon gonna post pics so I can see my progress.

I have a 8kg bar

Squat

8kg x 8

8kg x 8

10+8kg x 5

10+8kg x 5

10+8kg x 5

Bench

5+8kg x 10

15+8kg x 10

25+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 5

Deadlift

10+8kg x 10

10+8kg x 10

40+8kg x 5

dango

01-26-2008, 04:01 AM

Worried about Squat form so taking it as lightly as I can.

(Box) Squats

8kg x 8

8kg x 8

10+8kg x 5

10+8kg x 5

10+8kg x 5

20+8kg x 5

Military Press

10+8kg x 8

10+8kg x 8

20+8kg x 2 (Fail)

17.5+8kg x 5

17.5+8kg x 5

17.5+8kg x 5

Pendlay Rows

15+8kg x 8

15+8kg x 8

20+8kg x 5

20+8kg x 5

20+8kg x 5

Questions:

About Pendlay Rows, I seem to feel it in my forearms... am I doing it wrong?

Also for Military Press, is it bad to bend backwards abit? Not much, just so I can lift the bar without my head in the way sort of distance.

dango

01-30-2008, 08:53 AM

My dad thought we could do this together so he modified the routine up and now:

Deadlifts

Bent Over Rows

Bench Press

Incline Bench

Straight Leg Deadlifts

Reps go: 10,8,6,4 with increasing weight each time

I don't remember the exact weight put on but we weren't going RM I'll repost with stats later. :)

dango

02-15-2008, 01:44 PM

I have been doing my dad's routine atleast twice a week, just havent updated this journal. Dads travelling now, so back to doing some Rippetoe.

Squat

8kg x 5

10+8kg x 10

17.5+8kg x 6

17.5+8kg x 6

17.5+8kg x 6

Bench

17.5+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

Deadlift

30+8kg x 5

40+8kg x 5

dango

02-18-2008, 08:04 AM

Squat

10+8kg x 10

15+8kg x 5

20+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 5

Bench Press

20+8kg x 5

25+8kg x 6

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

Deadlift

20+8kg x 8

30+8kg x 6

40+8kg x 5

I think I'm getting nerve pains... random tingling sensations in my lower back. Doesn't hurt or anything but I don't know what to do. Might stop back work for awhile.

dango

03-11-2008, 09:14 AM

Dad travelling again, back on this routine for the mean time.

Squat

20+8kg x 8

25+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

Bench

30+8kg x 8

20+8kg x 8

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

Deadlift

25+8kg x 8

35+8kg x 8

40+8kg x 5

Lockout

03-11-2008, 09:51 AM

When you say, "30+8kg", what does that mean? Why not just, 38kg? Anyhow, it looks like your squats are making progress...keep lifting heavy!

dango

03-15-2008, 09:01 AM

That 8kg would be the bar :) Wasn't sure how to put it in, also its easier for me to stack plates on without having to worry about adding the 8kg into my calculations.

Squat

20+8kg x 8

27.5+8kg x 6

32.5+8kg x 6

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

Bench

25+8kg x 8

30+8kg x 6

35+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 5

Deadlift

25+8kg x 8

35+8kg x 8

45+8kg x 5

dango

03-24-2008, 08:12 AM

Squat

20+8kg x 8

25+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

Bench

25+8kg x 8

30+8kg x 6

35+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 5

Really struggled today, couldn't do deadlifts, felt dead after squats anyways... dammit gonna try harder next time. I find breathing during squats really hard!!! Arghh, any tips on that? I always seem to need to hold my breath if I wanna tighten my abs

dango

06-01-2008, 05:14 AM

Squat

20+8kg x 8

22.5+8kg x 6

25+8kg x 5

27.5+8kg x 6

27.5+8kg x 5

27.5+8kg x 5

Bench

20+8kg x 8

22.5+8kg x 8

27.5+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

Deadlift

20+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

40+8kg x 5

Shamefully it took me 2 months to start training again after a shoulder injury from MMA. So -5 kg off every lift to get me back in the groove of things. Glad to be back :thumbup:

killxswitch

06-01-2008, 09:43 PM

Welcome back. Time to hit the weights! Any goals weight-wise for 2008?

dango

06-02-2008, 05:45 AM

I'm 60 kilos now so I hope to be say around 70 kilos asap!

I've got a question: since I workout every other day, should I have a protein shake everyday even when I'm not working out? I think that it would help recovery and all that since proteins can't be bad can it :P Thanks for your input in advance.

dango

06-03-2008, 07:15 AM

Squat

20+8kg x 8

22.5+8kg x 6

27.5+8kg x 5

27.5+8kg x 5

27.5+8kg x 5

Military Press

10+8kg x 8

15+8kg x 6

17.5+8kg x 5

17.5+8kg x 5

17.5+8kg x 5

Pendlay Rows

10+8kg x 8

15+8kg x 8

20+8kg x 5

20+8kg x 5

20+8kg x loads

Was still kind of sore during this workout from last time, wasn't sure to rest or not but thought heck with it. Thats why weights are the same as last time but next workout its increase time :evillaugh:

The rows were just for fun :P Also, I was thinking of adding ab work after all the lifts too.

dango

06-06-2008, 05:06 AM

Squat

20+8kg x 8

22.5+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

30+8kg x 5

35+8kg x 1 (Personal record :D )

Bench

20+8kg x 8

25+8kg x 6

30+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 5

32.5+8kg x 6

Deadlift

25+8kg x 8

35+8kg x 6

45+8kg x 5

I'm 60 kilos now so I hope to be say around 70 kilos asap!

I've got a question: since I workout every other day, should I have a protein shake everyday even when I'm not working out? I think that it would help recovery and all that since proteins can't be bad can it :P Thanks for your input in advance.

Yes you can have multiple protein shakes even on non workout days.

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