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Adrian101
11-10-2009, 01:47 AM
Hey guys my name is Adrian, uhh im basically officially starting my workouts now, after reading a lot and not acting on the knowledge gained lol. I'm currently doing the Starting Strength program, and it seems to be pretty solid. I'm 18, the rest of my stats are in my signature. Basically, I just want to say I'm not a bodybuilder or powerlifter, however I do want to increase my muscle mass and to gain strength. What I don't want is to gain fat, and be bulky I'm not into getting as big as you can get BS. With that said, lets get it on! Please comment!

11/4/09
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Today I kind of ****ed up. I did deadlifts instead of BB Rows, idk why I was being ******ed that day. So I just made a note to start over correctly, as you will later see.

Workout B:

Sets x Reps x Weight (In that order)

Squats: 2 x 5 x 115 lbs, 1x5x 145 lbs
Overhead Press: 1 x 5 x 65 lbs, 1 x 4 x 65 lbs, 1 x 3 x 65 lbs
Deadlifts: 2 x 5 x 115 lbs, 1 x 5 x 135 lbs (I know this is supposed to be rows, I messed up and did this instead accidentally)
Chins: 1 x 6, 1 x 4 ( Body Weight)

11/9/09
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Took a slight break started over correctly today Monday. Felt like I could do more weight so I attempted, one thing I'm concerned about is my form and this pain in my left wrist. Have to get that checked. I wish I had a gym partner, to check my form but it's not gonna happen. Hopefully I still make decent and by some miracle gain perfect form thru trial and error.

Squats: 2 x 5 x 135 lbs, 1 x 5 x 155 lbs
Bench Press: 2 x 5 x 115, 1 x 5 x 135 lbs
Deadlift: 1 x 5 x 185 lbs (form was probably not the best, but I lifted it. Nearly passed out LMAO.)
Dips: 1 x 7x BW (Bodyweight), 1 x 5 x BW

Off Road
11-10-2009, 07:16 AM
Great start and good luck :)

Adrian101
11-10-2009, 08:56 AM
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to the next day, alll I wish was that I can gain some damn weight, its hard as ****.

Off Road
11-10-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to the next day, alll I wish was that I can gain some damn weight, its hard as ****.

You're young...it gets easier :)
Just make your eating as big a part as your workouts.

Coke
11-10-2009, 07:48 PM
Wish you the best man, you just need sessions, nutrition, and rest - then you can't go wrong...when you find yourself gaining a pound here and there, you are on the right track.

Brian Hopper
11-10-2009, 08:13 PM
Best of luck with your training!!!!

Adrian101
11-19-2009, 12:30 AM
Don't worry guys I haven't been slacking off. I write down all my progress in an actual book journal. Just been too lazy to put them up lmao. Massive update underway--->

11/11/09
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Squats: 2 x 5 x 155 lbs
Bench Press: 2 x 5x 115 lbs, 1 x 135 lbs
BB Rows: 3 x 5 x115 lbs (Form is horrible, so I went back down after this I think)
Chins: 1 x 7 x BW (Bodyweight), 1 x 5 x BW-25 lbs
Crunch Machine: 3 x 12 x 50 lbs - Machine

11/14/09
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Squats: 3 x 5 x 155 lbs
Bench Press: 3 x 5 x 125 lbs
Deadlift: I forgot to record this **** sorry guys..
Dips: 1 x 8 x BW, 1 x 5 x BW
1 Arm Dumbbell Row: 1 x 8 x 35 lbs, 1 x 8 x 40 lbs, 1 x 8 x 45 lbs
AB Crunch Machine: 2 x 12 x 50 lbs, 1 x 8 x 70 lbs

11/16/09
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Squats: 3 x 5 x 160 lbs (Moved up 5 pounds)
Overhead Press: 2 x 5 x 65 lbs, 1 x 4 x 70 lbs (Hardest exercise ever, I'll do DLs anyday, I get a sharp pain in my left shoulder sometimes, which makes doing this difficult)
BB Rows: 3 x 5 x 95 lbs ( I might be off on this I didnt write it down, so its from memory, but I did have to drop back down, I know that for sure.)
Chins: 1 x 8 x BW, 1 x 5 x BW

11/18/09
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Squats: 3 x 5 x 165 lbs (Added more weight! Tell me if I'm moving too fast guys!)
Bench Press: 2 x 5 x 135 lbs, 1 x 5 x 150 lbs
Deadlifts: 2 x 5 x 175 lbs ( I did an extra set, is that bad?? I felt as if I could do more lol..I wasn't tired.)
Dips: 1 x 8 x BW, 1 x 6 x BW, 1 x 7 x BW - 55 lbs (Assist)
DB Shrugs: 3 x 12 x 40 lbs
French Curls: EZ Curl Bar (dont know weight) + 20 lbs x 2(sets) x 8 Reps, 3rd Set (6 Reps..failed)
Crunch Machine : 3 x 12 reps x 70 lbs

Off Road
11-19-2009, 07:38 AM
You are progressing great. Adding 5 lbs to the squat is perfect. Keep it up.

The overhead press is a tough exercise. Just keep working on your form and experiment with hand placement and elbow tuck until you find that sweet spot.

Coke
11-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Solid updates bro, doing great.

Adrian101
11-19-2009, 03:48 PM
Thanks guys, I have a problem with BB Rows "form", just trying to work on that. I'm planning on adding a 4th day to my workout schedule, is that okay? I was thinking about doing like some isolation exercises on that "4th Day". Like for arms and shoulders, maybe isolation exercises that targets these? Would that impact me negatively with my current workout "Starting Strength"?

Once again thanks for the support guys!! I really need it lol..

Off Road
11-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Would that impact me negatively with my current workout "Starting Strength"..
That would not be a good idea :tuttut: