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Ashsen
12-29-2010, 06:59 PM
So after a small hiatus I'm going to start lifting again. I need to learn to stay committed, that's my biggest and worst downfall when it comes to lifting. I'm a skinny dude... I'm about 5'10 155 right now, and that's being pretty generous towards my weight. Diet is something that I'm having trouble with as well... I'll eat until I'm full and I have difficulty going beyond that. I need to start tracking cals as well, that will help a lot too. Anyway, I'm not a beginner even though it may look that way when you look at my stats currently. I've been lifting for about 4 years now off and on. Time to buckle down and truly transform my body into what I've also wanted it to be. My goals are pretty simple... I want to hit 185 body weight. Obviously I don't want to be fat, either, but anything under 15% body fat would be awesome in my book. My eventual goal would be to hit 200 lbs at the same body fat.

Starting Strength

Current lifts:

Bench: 170x5
Squat: 190x5
Chin-ups: 7
Military Press: 135x5
Pullups: 6
Deadlift: 185x5

These should go up relatively fast hopefully with my muscle memory, though I'm not expecting any miracles. I just need to eat a lot and continue to kick my own ass. I also workout outside (I live in Michigan) and I have all the weights I need out in my pole barn. It's nice having my own gym but holy God is it cold right now.

Anyway, figured I would post a intro before I started randomly posting workouts. With that said, I'm gonna go outside now. I look forward to talking with you guys in your own journals as well.

Ashsen
12-29-2010, 08:05 PM
Had a pretty decent workout...

Bench
135x5
175x5
175x5
175x5

Deadlift
135x5
185x5

Squat
135x5
195x5
195x5
195x5

All fell down pretty easily. How do you guys feel about squatting and deadlifting on the same day? Obviously my lifts arent high at all but I am definitely kicking my own ass out there when I do lift these numbers, so I wasn't sure if it was unsafe or not to do both lifts on the same day. Is there anything I could substitute squats with on wednesdays? Because as is... I'm squatting 3 days a week which seems kind of high.

Ashsen
12-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Happy New Year everybody.

Squat
135x5
200x5
200x5
200x5

Military Press
145x5
145x5
145x5

Pullups
7
4
3

Ashsen
01-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Bench
135x5
180x5
180x5
180x5

Squat
135x5
205x5
205x5
205x5

Chin-ups
8
6
4

Ashsen
01-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Military Press
45x5
150x5
150x5
150x5

Squat
135x5
210x5
210x5
210x5

Deadlift
135x5
195x5

Ashsen
01-07-2011, 09:45 PM
Bench
135x5
185x5
185x5
185x5

Squats
135x5
215x5
215x5
215x5

Pullups
5
4
4

Ashsen
01-10-2011, 09:10 PM
Military Press
135x5
155x5
155x5
155x5

Squat
135x5
220x5
220x5
220x5
(2 plates next, hell yeah)

Chin-ups
8
6
4

Ashsen
01-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Bench
135x5
190x5
190x5
190x5

Squat
135x5
225x5
225x5
225x5

Hard, but nailed it.

Deadlift
135x5
205x5

Numbers are getting higher and i'm really starting to feel it post-workout now. Need to start gaining weight or I'm going to plateau pretty quickly... either way pretty happy with my progress so far.

Ashsen
01-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Unfortunately missed my last workout due to a stomach bug... or something. Still affecting me but I'm pulling through, can't lose my gains thus far. Hopefully I'll start feeling better here soon.

Military Press
135x5
155x5
155x5
155x5

Squat
135x5
225x5
225x5
225x5

Chin ups
10
7
5

Coke
01-18-2011, 08:22 PM
Stay at it man and you can't go wrong, good luck with your goals.

Ashsen
01-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Stay at it man and you can't go wrong, good luck with your goals.

Really appreciate that man.

Just looking at myself in the mirror today I can already see a slight difference, which is amazing for motivation. Just need to stay the course.

Bench
135x5
195x5
195x5
195x5

Squat
135x5
230x5
230x5
230x5

Deadlift
135x5
215x5

This workout felt great... can't wait to see some higher numbers, haha.

edit: arms are so tired mistyped the weights...

Off Road
01-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Doing well, keep it up.

Ashsen
01-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Doing well, keep it up.

Thanks Off Road, I've read a lot of your posts while lurking and they've helped a lot.

Military Press
135x5
160x5
160x5
160x5

Squat
135x5
235x5
235x5
235x5

Pullups
6
5
4

Ashsen
01-24-2011, 10:30 PM
Bench
135x5
200x3
200x5
200x3

Not sure what the hell happened here... but very disappointed in what I did. I'll have to make up for that on Friday, that bull**** isn't gonna cut it.

Squat
135x5
240x5
240x5
240x5

This was insanely difficult and easily the closest I've come to failure.

Chin-ups
8
5
3

All in all a pretty terrible workout other than the squats which I barely got. I have a pretty promising job interview tomorrow morning and some other stress but ultimately it's all excuses... and I can't do this **** on Wednesday.

Ashsen
01-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Did a small workout weds with military press... getting ready for tonight's workout but I screwed my left knee up on the last squat set I did so I'm probably going to go insanely light on squats today and see what happens.

Ashsen
01-28-2011, 05:52 PM
Bench
135x5
200 x 5
200 x 5
200 x 5

Squat
135x5
135x5
135x5

Pullups
7
5
4

Knee felt okay, a little sore but definitely nothing serious. I just wanted to take the safe route. Also glad that I hit 200 on bench.