Valhall's training log
I've been keeping a training log elsewhere, but I think ill continue it here instead as its here that I read almost daily and its from Rippetoe I got my program and his books I've read.
Im 29, but I trained from the age of 15 till I was 19 at which point I quit due to a relationship where I ended up training less and less till I stopped. Tried several times over the years to get going again but it usually was half ass attempts.
My old training program the first couple of years was full body programs and not splits, but I did not train Squats and Deadlift as I was a stupid teenager who believed they would give me a big ass. After a couple of years I changed to a 2split and later 3 split program. I ate loads and when I stopped training I continued to eat the same ammount so over the years I've gained 50kg.
I started training again 6 months ago, and have since then lost 20kgs. I train 3 days a week and do spin cylcing 1-2 times a week. My progress strength wise is that im where I was 10 years ago actually after only 6 months. The first 5 months I was stupid and trained my old split program, but after reading Starting Strength I've changed my program. And its since then that ive really noticed progress. The place I actually found out about Rippetoe and his books was through the stronglifts.com website.
I train tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays. I've changed cleans with Pendalay Row as I dont know the clean and the Gym where I work out hardly approves of the deadlift. However I've joined a local powerlifting gym a couple of weeks ago where maybe I can learn to do it and be able to drop the bar to the floor without anyone raising eyebrows.
In the beginning I did 5x5 per Stronglifts, but I've now changed to 3x5 per Rippetoe's recomendation for beginners. I've had trouble learning the squat but Its getting better and Im going to get some of the pro's at the powerlifting gym to help me.
You might notice I use kilo's instead of pounds, this is because im a Norwegian. My weight when I started was 142kgs(313lbs), and my current weight is 122kg(269lbs).
Last edited by Valhall; 05-05-2011 at 07:05 AM.