01- Mon 08/02/10 (Day/Month/Year)
BP 44lbs x 5 x 3
PUs BW x 3 x 3
BSQ 44lbs x 5 x 3
-Squat rack was in use when I arrived, so had to put BSQ at end.
- Forgot my Converse shoes at home, so will be using a pair of light hiking trainers for another week.
- Certain that BSQ technique was decent: low-bar position, well below parallel, kept back straight. Obviously this is easy with nothing on the bar.
02- Wed 10/02/10
BSQ 75lbs x 5 x 3.
Press 55lbs x 5 x 3.
DL 85lbs x 5 x 1.
-DL form was below average: Suspect that I am thinking too much about it. Have also previously sustained a fair bit of lower back trauma over the years (occupational hazard in the Infantry). Also, disgustingly, my legs were shaking after the BSQ - proper squat depth is obviously an undiscovered country at the moment.
Always been extremely thin.
Body fat usually around 8%
Growing up played a bit of soccer, a bit of rugby and a lot of tennis.
Trained in Tae Kwan Do for about 3 years at University.
Started "weight-training" during last 2 years at University - the usual, commercial "Body-building" routines. Gained about 5kg.
Subsequently, joined the military and served in the Infantry, therefore spent 9 years in the running/hiking/long slow distance field.
Now a civilian and intending to actually put some fucking weight on.
Training solo in a compound in Saudi Arabia.
Using the 2nd Edition of Starting Strength.
Starting right from the beginning in order to learn the techniques. Fairly confident that I have developed sufficient maturity to "risk" starting at very low weights and not throw the towel in (reference Rips "Incremental Increases" article.)