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    Just started SS this Monday. I'm 26, 5'10", 253lbs. Looking to get 70's big. Got the weight, now just need the strength. Right now I'm working out in my garage on a homemade power rack and platform.
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    What are your lifts at?

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    Default 11/30/09

    Squat
    WU: 45x5x3; 95x5; 135x5
    WS: 165x5

    Press
    WU: 45X5X3; 65X5; 75X5
    WS: 95X5

    Deadlift
    WU: 135X5X3; 165X5; 175X5
    WS: 185X5

    12/1/09

    Bench Press
    WU: 45x5x3; 95x5; 125x5
    WS: 155x5

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    Default 12/2/09

    Squat
    WU: 45X5X2; 95X5; 135X3; 155X2
    WS: 175X5X3

    Press
    WU: 45X5X2; 65X5; 75X3; 95X2
    WS: 100X5X3

    Deadlift
    WU: 135X5X2; 165X5; 175X3; 185X2
    WS: 205X5

    Need to work on my bar position and grip on squat, just doesn't feel right. My elbows seem to hurt a little in the position I'm in. I'm thinking though that I'm just not quite flexible right now and it will improve. Will study the book and DVD though.

    My press grip and bar position also feels a little off, so I'm going to study up on that as well.

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    Be sure to raise your elbows when you put the bar on your back. Also, did I'm curious to schedule. You lift Monday, but then only practice the bench on Tuesday? Unless I'm mistaken (and I very well could be since it's been a while since I've read the back of SS) I thought Wednesday would the day to practice your bench.

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    I should have done the bench on Monday. I took Monday as my starting day working from the SS learing schedule. Doing sets of 5 until it slows down. I was going to do bench today but wanted to get it out of the way to start on my A day. I'm going to do Deads on A and B for a while as outlined in Practical Programing, and after I start slowing down on the dead then I'm going to introduce the Power Clean to the B Day. (pg 105, 106 of PP 2nd edition)

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    Every step by the book. Good show, man. I look forward to seeing you get strong.

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    Squat
    WU: 45x5x2; 95x5; 135x3; 155x2
    WS: 185x5x3

    Bench Press
    WU: 45x5x2; 95x5; 115x3; 135x2
    WS: 160x5x3

    Deadlift
    WU: 135x5x2; 165x5; 175x3; 185x2
    WS: 225x5

    Still feeling the soreness right after my sets on the inside of the elbow on squats. I think its just flexibility. I'll start stretching it out see if that works it out. Squats felt good, felt on a few reps my heels lift and tilting forward. Other than that felt good. Deads are going great by my standards. Already up to 2 plates. I've always up till SS been apprehensive about deadlifts due to a back injury in Middle School. (yes I know it was a long time ago, and no it wasn't from lifting, just a freak throwing my back out) But surprise, learning correct form and doing it right alleviates all that fear and lets me feel strong! Well not too strong yet but making progress.

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    your lifts are almost exactly where mine were a few months ago.

    watch out for that sore elbow. listen to City about keeping your elbows up and back. it's no fun getting elbow tendonitis from teh squatz. sometimes widening your grip a bit will release some pressure on your elbows, but be careful to keep your upper back tight while doing it.

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    Default 12/7/09

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    Body Weight: 256

    Squat
    WU: 45x5x2; 135x5; 155x3; 165x2
    WS: 195x5x3

    Press
    WU: 45x5x2; 65x5; 75x3; 95x2
    WS: 105x5x3

    Deadlift
    WU: 135x5x2; 165x5; 185x5; 205x2
    WS: 245x5

    Squats felt better widening my grip. I did notice I need to keep the elbows up more, maybe get some tape to make sure my wrists aren't bent either.

    Press still feels like I need to work on form. Can't feel any specifics but just doesn't feel quite right.

    Deads felt heavy today. First work set that felt real heavy. I didn't struggle with any reps, but still felt heavy. I think I'll keep going on this week with the deads then probably introduce the power clean next week. Any suggestions on when to introduce cleans accorting to PP Novice progression?

    I won't be working out on Friday, will move it to Saturday. I'm going to be in Orlando, FL for a work product expo. Be better weather than the snow they are predicting here in Central IL.

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