Im a 29 year old man thats just getting back into any kind of training after about 10 years of a pretty inactive lifestyle. The most exercise I really ever got was at work from which I am a construction electrician, so thats not all that physically demanding 90% of the time. In high school i played football and wrestled so I have done a minimum of weight training and have been exposed to the basic barbell lifts before, although after reading Starting Strength and Strong Enough i would say that my trainers didnt really have a good grasp of exercising for strength because we mainly did a few power cleans and machine circuit burnouts and the like with a small amount of leg press mixed in. At the time I THOUGH i was squatting around 300 at a 160lb bodyweight but im almost 100% certain they were quarter squats and definately not full parallel squats. With that as a reference i decided to start really light and work my way up so I wouldnt be doing controlled falls to the crapper everytime I needed to use the restroom.
These are my current numbers after 2 weeks of working out. Sorry for the wierd weight numbers but im pretty sure the olympic set I have is based on Kilograms or something odd. Its from a Weider Pro Powerrack i bought from Sams Club. I learned of this site from Stronglifts and Im actually switching over to Starting Strength starting next week so all these numbers are at 5x5 right now.
weight a pudgy 270
First lift day was 5/29/2012 and i started with these numbers <light i know>
Squat : 67
bench : 67
barbell Row : 67
Press : 78
deadlift : 111
As of 6/13/2012
bench : 122
press : 116
barbell row: 122
Ive been adding 11 lbs on squats and Deadlifts every lift since its been really easy to get my sets done each time and have add 10 a few times to bench. Im excited about adding the Power clean into the mix this week. Im not doing GOMAD due to my already high bodyfat content but i do drink a lot of milk already because i love the stuff. Im trying to eat "CLEAN" aka not too much fast food or fried food but im not really restricting myself because I dont want to lack recovery ability.
Only supplement ive been taking is a Protein powder just to make sure im getting an over abundance of protein.
Any suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated or things i should be doing immediately to improve my chances of a good 12 weeks of Linear progression. I will NOT miss a training day unless I find myself too injured to do an exercise.