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    Not to strong, looking to get stronger

    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.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Starting again.

    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..


    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Squat- 3x5 - 145lbs
    Press- 35 - 65lbs
    Bent rows- 3x5 - 85lbs
    Chinups- 3x8 - 3 normal own body weight, 5 jumping
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Maybe a good idea to keep track of your weight as well. Good luck with SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Maybe a good idea to keep track of your weight as well. Good luck with SS.
    Alright thanks, thats actually a good idea.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    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
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Bench- 125
    Shoulder press- barbell- 125 dumbells- 55lbers
    Deadlift- 225
    Squat- ???? find out wednesday

    Bodyweight= 202lbs
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Squat- 2x6 195 beat my 6 rep PR. Felt pretty good. I can feel 225 coming up in the near future.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    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
    Last edited by bass slayer; 11-30-2009 at 10:26 PM.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Looks like our big 3 are fairly similar...looking forward to seeing your progress!
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

    You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe

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