mun.1010's SS log
Hi, I am currently on session 8 of SS and I decided to log everything here
I started weight lifting about three years ago, and was typically what you would call a gym idiot, bench bro, and curl monkey. After the first three months of "training" all strength gains stopped, because I just did what ever I felt like doing when going to the gym, which is bench pressing the whole week!!! I stalled early but kept on lifting until I stumbled upon p90x, I was sold on the idea of muscle confusion , and boy was I confused, I saw results in fat loss, but I attribute it to my strict diet.
After being manhandled by my big brother again, despite him not training or exercising at all was embarassing to me, so I decided to do a research on strength training which lead me to Starting Strength.
Currently my goal is to get strong as fast as possible with good form, and after reading SS:2nd edition and currently waiting for the arrival of my third edition, I decided to run SS programming with dips and pullups/chin ups.
After P90X stats
BW: 150 lbs
Pull ups: 7 reps
Chin ups: 9 reps
Dips: 10 reps
BW Squats: 50 reps
Push ups: 30 reps
BW: 165 lbs (Sedentary for about a month trying to gather info on SS )
Bench: 80 lbs x5
Squat: 85 lbs x5
Deadlift: 85 lbs x5
Power clean: 40 lbs x3 (bar only)
Press: 65 lbs x3
Pull ups: 2xBW
Chin ups: 4xBW
Stats after Session 7
BW:175 lbs (I think I chunked up really fast, I should control sugar intake)
Bench: 120 lbs x5
Squat: 155 lbs x5 (Improving my form)
Deadlift: 160 lbs x5 (Improving my form)
Power Clean: 80 lbs x3 (Learning the move)
Press: 85 lbs x5
Dips: 9xBW (no improvement)
Pull ups: 2.5xBW (slight improvement)
Chin ups: 5xBW (slight improvement)
Bench: 180 lbs x 1
Squat: Progressing with SS
Deadlift: Progressing with SS
Power Clean: Progressing with SS
Press: 100 lbs x 6 (probably bad form)
Goals before ending SS
Bench: 200+ lbs
Squat: 300+ lbs
Deadlift: 400+ lbs
I will also log a bit of my diet/macros during the course of my SS journey though I tend to not count cals during bulk
Last edited by mun.1010; 06-27-2012 at 09:55 AM.
Session 8 WED
BW: 173 lbs
Squats: 160 lbs (6,5,5) : Hit all the reps, accidentally added an extra rep in the first set, lost count. Felt suspiciously easy compared to last session, adding 5 lbs next workout
Press: 90 lbs 3x5 : Hit all the reps, felt quite heavy, adding 5 lbs next workout
Hang Cleans: 90 lbs 5x3 : Still working on technique, adding 5 lbs next workout
Dips: 10 9 7 (felt good got up on reps)
Calories: 4200 (estimated) Prot: 320g Carb: 321g Fat: 201g (Just ate whatever the hell is served on the table, mostly ate all the meats, but could not lay myself off the rice and potatoes.)
Last edited by mun.1010; 06-27-2012 at 09:59 AM.
BW: 174 lbs
Ate too much junk 3721 Cals Prot: 224g Carb: 348g Fat: 240g
I Will try to limit cals to 3.5k cals to prevent too much chunk gain.
I will try to maintain weight until mid july with 3.5k cals.
I will increase cals if weight is not gaining by mid july, or weight is slowly decreasing.
Protein goal: 250g+
goal weight is 190 lbs
Session 9 FRI
BW: 174.4 lbs
Squats: 165 lbs (5,5,6) : Hit all the reps, but the weights felt quite heavy compared to last session, adding 5 lbs next workout. (lost count again, this time in the last set, I really have to stop losing count)
Bench: 125 lbs ( 5,5,5) : Hit all the reps, starting to feel heavy, adding 5 lbs next workout.
Deadlift: 175 lbs (5) : Hit all the reps, really drained myself, adding 10 lbs next workout.
Pull ups: 3, 2.5, 2 (quite happy that my pull ups increased)
Calories: 4100+ prot: 296g. carb:300g+ Fat: 200g (calories may be higher forgot to record some foods)
Last edited by mun.1010; 06-29-2012 at 05:29 AM.
Rest Day SAT
-Watched a concert, and easily neglected my nutrition while outside.
-Hope to make up for lost recovery and protein requirements.
calories: Easily above 5000 prot: below 200g carb: above 600g fat: about 200-250g
Last edited by mun.1010; 06-30-2012 at 08:58 PM.
Rest Day SUN
calories: 3300 prot:300g carb: 135g fat: 160g
-Should stop justifying my poor food choices with "I am on a bulk" :-(.
-Today is the last day of ice cream binges :-D
Last edited by mun.1010; 07-01-2012 at 05:35 AM.
Session 10 MON
BW: 174 lbs
Squat: 170 lbs (5,5,5) Hit all reps, felt challenging and form degraded a bit on the last set, adding 5 lbs next workout
Press: 95 lbs (5,5,5) Hit all reps, felt quite good, adding 5 lbs next workout
Hang clean: 95 lbs 5x3 Hit all reps, muscled a lot of it, need to improve technique, weight stays the same next workout (Forgot to take a vid of my cleans)
Dips: 11 8 8 Dips felt hard, pretty much drained after workout.
Calories: 4100 Prot: 321g Carb:230g Fat: 194g
Last edited by mun.1010; 07-02-2012 at 05:46 AM.
Rest day TUE
Calories: 3200 prot: 300+g carb:120g fat: 160+g
Last edited by mun.1010; 07-03-2012 at 04:58 AM.
Session 11 WED
Squat: 175-3x5-Hit all reps, quite happy with the sets, adding 5 lbs next workout.
Bench: 130-3x5-Hit all reps, feels heavy, adding 5 lbs next workout.
Deadlift: 190-1x5- (Decided to add 15 lbs instead of 10 lbs) Hit all reps, the set felt easier compared to last week, but maybe due to sub par form, adding 10 lbs next workout. (Becoming my favourite lift :-) )
Chins: 5, 4, 3 (total chin-up volume increased)
Calories: 4100 Prot: 337g Carb: 288g Fat: 180g
Last edited by mun.1010; 07-04-2012 at 05:47 AM.
Rest day THURS
calories: 3700 prot:283g carb:203g fat:187g
Last edited by mun.1010; 07-06-2012 at 05:32 AM.