I am a 37 yr old mother of 4. I've always been weak and decided to change that.
I started doing the SS program 3 weeks ago after studying the book and video.
There is so much info in the book about men and how much they should eat and expect to gain in the way of weight and strength, but not as much info for women on these subjects.
I would be so grateful if someone experienced would glance at my training log and tell me if I'm on the right track...Also, how much more than normal I should expect to eat and gain...
I started out at about 120 pounds, and I am 5' 4''...have gained 2-3 pounds in 3 1/2 weeks. The only measurements of mine that have changed are around the top part of my chest. There I have gained a good inch.
I didn't include warm-ups here, but I did them...
Day1:just figuring out movements and weights
Squat 50+bar=68 lbs Press 48x5x3 Deadlift 88x5x1
Day2: Squat 68x5/58x5/48x5 Deadlift 88x5x1 Bench 58x5/53x5/48x5
Day3: Squat 60x5x3 Press 48x5x3 Deadlift 93x5x1
quads quite sore but not injury-sore
Day4: Squat 68x5x2/63x5 Deadlift98x5x1 Bench 58x4/58x1,53x4/50x5
Day5: Squat 70x5x3 Press 50x5x3 Deadlift 103x5
Day6: Squat 73x5x2/73x3 Bench 58x5/58x3+2w/help/58x5 Clean 40x5 (learning)
Day7: Squat 76x5/73x5x2 Press 50x5x3 Deadlift 105x5
groin sore, a not-so-good soreness
Day8: Squat 76x5x3 Bench 60x53 (last rep needed help) Clean 40x5x3
groin worse, skipping one session to heal
Day9: Squat 76x5x3 Press 53x5x3 Deadlift 108x5
Day10: Squat 78x5/78x1/58x5 Press 61x5x3 Clean 43x5x3
sharp groin pain in 2nd squat set
THANK YOU for your help!