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About David Clark
I am a 59 year old man, 5"10", 200 lbs. I lifted some 30 years ago but never with any regularity. I managed a 155 1 rep max bench press at age 29. In February I decided it was time to get stronger and in better shape. I wanted to also get my Type 2 diabetes under control and get off my BP meds. I based my weigh training on John Patrick O'Shea's Scientific Principles and Methods of Strength Fitness. I substantially increased my overall activity levels. I am not displeased with my results (A1c < 5.5%, no BP meds, weight down 30+ pounds, body fat percentage down to 28 from 35.)

Despite my efforts I was not making as much progress as I would like in getting stronger. After lots of research, reading Starting Strength, Practical Programming for Strength Training and watching the Starting Strength video I have embarked on SS as of Sunday. The rest of my posts will be SS logs.

My previous workout was Bench Press, Power Clean, Inclined Press, Cable rows, Machine assisted Dips, Lat Pulldown, Abs, Squats. Monday was a heavy day, Wednesday light, and Friday Medium. My last heavy day on bench press was 90 lbs x 6, 110 lbs x 6, 125 lbs x 6, 135 lbs x 4, 145 lbs x 3, 155 lbs x 1. I wasn't trying to increase my squats and the power clean was increasing very slowly.

May SS training log is here :

Well, I let life interfere with taking care of me for two years. I am back in the gym and fixing that in multiple ways.
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