View Full Version : Not to strong, looking to get stronger

bass slayer
05-27-2009, 04:06 PM
Should have done one of these a little sooner. Due to the amount of sets and reps, it isnt key for heavy increases. Most lifts are increasing in small amounts steadily. Probably will update it in a couple weeks. Anything else I should include in a journal?
Day one

Barbell bench press 4 x 8-12- 100lbs and increasing
Deadlift 4 x 8-12- 230 increasing increasing
Seated military press 4 x 8-12- 95lbs increasing
Barbell curl 4 x 8-12- 75lbs, still killing my wrists.
Weighted dip 4 x 8-14- 30-40lbs assisted but improving steadily
Day two: OFF

Day three

Squat 6 x 8-20(pyramid up in weight, down in reps)-95,115,135,155,165,135
1RM- 225
Stiff-legged deadlift 4 x 10
Leg press 3 x 10-15
Lying leg curl 4 x 10
Standing calf raise 3 x 10
Day four

Chin-up 4 x 8-12- Assisted
Incline dumbbell press 4 x 8-12- #35 db increasing
Barbell row 4 x 8-12- 115
Seated dumbbell press 4 x 8-12- #35
Alternate dumbbell curl 4 x 8-12- #25,#30,#35,#30
Skullcrushers 4 x 10-12- 65lbs

Sups- Wheybolic extreme 60 post workout, Mass XXX before bed. gaining average of 5lbs a month now.

bass slayer
09-11-2009, 03:33 PM
After a good six months of a crap diet and sucky routine here I am. Time to better my diet and start Starting Strength. I will post pics in the future to check my progress..


bass slayer
09-21-2009, 11:24 AM
First official day of SS. Started off fairly light, want to leave room for improvement. Felt pretty good today and was happy with what I did. Didnt take me more than 25 minutes to finish. Im pumped for the next session.

Squat- 3x5 - 135lbs
Bench- 3x5 - 85lbs
Deadlift- 3x5 - 155lbs
Dips - 2x5 own bodyweight. Going for 2x6 next time.

bass slayer
09-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Squat- 3x5 - 145lbs
Press- 35 - 65lbs
Bent rows- 3x5 - 85lbs
Chinups- 3x8 - 3 normal own body weight, 5 jumping

09-24-2009, 03:05 AM
Maybe a good idea to keep track of your weight as well. Good luck with SS.

bass slayer
09-24-2009, 05:28 AM
Maybe a good idea to keep track of your weight as well. Good luck with SS.

Alright thanks, thats actually a good idea.

09-24-2009, 06:26 AM
gl with your strength gains man, your already a pretty big kid. (im jealous of people like you lol) You should see some crazy fast strength gains at first man. Keep it up.

bass slayer
09-27-2009, 05:33 PM
This last friday was decent, but I struggled a bit on the squat. Im not eating near enough, I dont have any powder, and my check comes Bi-weekly. I need to make myself a "cooking night" and bring stuff to school and work with me. My gains are going to suffer if I dont.

Squat- 3x5- 155
Bench- 3x5- 90lbs
Deadlift- 1x5- 185lbs
Dips- 2x6

bass slayer
09-30-2009, 10:55 AM
I have to put my training on hold for right now, at least until I get my paycheck. Im not getting my Macro requirements in right now and im dealing with lower back pain. I dont want to stall before I start. I will probably have to take a week off :drooling:

bass slayer
11-17-2009, 11:36 AM
Bench- 125
Shoulder press- barbell- 125 dumbells- 55lbers
Deadlift- 225
Squat- ???? find out wednesday

Bodyweight= 202lbs

bass slayer
11-19-2009, 06:17 AM
Squat- 2x6 195 beat my 6 rep PR. Felt pretty good. I can feel 225 coming up in the near future.

bass slayer
11-24-2009, 02:59 PM
Last Night

Bench- 125 2x6 last set was stronger than the first.
Incline db bench- 55ers 2x6
Dips 2x7

Chins 2x2 - lat pulldown- 130 on machine 2x8
Deadlift- 265 2x4 jumped up in weight to fast. could barely hang on to the bar.

Bent over db rows- 65lbers 2x8 easy
db shrugs- 45lbs 1x10 easy

bass slayer
11-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Just got back from the gym. 15 mins of light cardio kicked my butt, lol. Note to self- need to work on the stretching and cardio. Need to find a good stretchign routine for my off days.

bass slayer
11-30-2009, 09:25 PM
Bench- 125 2x8 nailed it
Incline db press- 55s kicked my butt, dropped down to 50's to do my sets.
Dips- 2x7
Pullups- 2x2 Lat pulldown to finish up 130lbs 2x8
Deadlift- 245 2x5 bar keeps slipping.
Db rows- 70's 2x8 left side easy, right side not so easy. need to even things out more

Shrugs- 1x10 50lb dumbells easy

11-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Looks like our big 3 are fairly similar...looking forward to seeing your progress!