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    Default I am weak...and fat!

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    I am currently about 220 lbs. at about 6' 0". My goals are as follows:

    (All weights are for 3 sets of 5 reps)
    Bench - 275 (currently at 205)
    Squat - 365 (curretly at 275)
    OHP - 185 (currently at 140)
    Deads (1 set of 5 reps) - 405 (currently at 335)

    There is no rhyme or reason to these numbers, I guess I just like the way that those weights look. I am currently working out with GottTri2lift so progress should be good. I think this is achievable with time, but may be delayed by a possible back surgery on my herniated disk (L5/S1) in March or April.

    I welcome and appreciate all the comments that I am sure will accompany this log..or post...whatever you call it!

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    What does your program look like?

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    Red face Follows GottaTri2Lift (also a member)

    All exercises include a progressive warmup of 5,4,3,2 reps.

    Tuesday:
    Hvy Squats 3x5
    Press/Bench 3x5 (like I said, I am following GottaTri2Lift so he dictates this)
    Back Extensions 4x15 (progressing with holding plates)
    Chin-ups 3X10 (which I can not currently complete in one attempt...DAMN)

    Thursday:
    Light Squats 3x5
    Press/Bench 3x5 (like I said, I am following GottaTri2Lift so he dictates this)
    Power Cleans 5x3/Deadlift 1x5
    Pull-ups 3X10

    Saturday:
    Hvy Squats 3x5
    Press/Bench 3x5 (like I said, I am following GottaTri2Lift so he dictates this)
    Back Extensions 4x15 (progressing with holding plates)
    Sit-ups 4x20 with weight

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    Default Effin awesome squat day!

    Today was a great training day. I rocked (well for me anyways) on the squats, which are what I care most about. As for the rest of the workout, well....

    Squats - 135x5, 185x4, 225x2, Working sets at 280 for 3 sets of 5 reps.
    They were all pretty spot on today, except for my very last squat
    because I got overexcited and went down superfast, still finished
    but my knees came in and I good morninged it a little.

    Bench - 95x5, 135x4, 185x3, Working sets at 210 for three sets of 5
    When I say three sets of five I actually mean I bitched out and did 5 then 4+1 and then on the last one I did 3+1! I think I moved up
    to fast but will stay and 210 and work through it instead of going
    down and working back up. Then make smaller increases from now
    on.

    Glute Ham Raises - These are 3 set of 10. There is nothing else to say but
    that these really suck. Really, Really suck...so that must mean they
    work

    Then came the chin-ups where my bleeding gash really surfaces, I am a complete chin-up defect. Society should cast me out. I went for 5, 3, 3, 1 Yeah I know pretty sad. Oh well, that just means more room for improvement.


    I am pretty happy overall, a good squat day can really get me going.

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    Thumbs up Got Books!

    Also my wife got me Starting Strenth second edition. She said she saw that I was looking at it on Amazon and just ordered it for me. Looking forward to getting it and reading it a few hundred times. My wife rocks by the way.

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    Dude - great workout! I devoured my chili, how did that pulled pork hold up to your appetite?

    A good squat day really can brighten your mode can't it?

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    Default Pulled Pork!!!

    Dude the pulled pork was amazing. I ate about a half pound on my sandwich then prolly another half pound on the side with a fork. The squats are defnitely a day maker. Yours were great to so you should feel just as good

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    Default 2/26 Workout

    Today was a great training day. It felt great to get back into the deads.

    Light Squat:
    135x5
    155x4
    185x2
    225x5 for 3 sets
    315 (did some walk outs then decided to do 1 full rep, felt great!)

    OverHead Press:
    45x5
    95x5
    105x3
    105x2
    140x5 for 3 sets

    Deads:
    135x5
    185x4
    225x3
    275x2
    325x5(felt really good)

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    Default Decent Day!

    Squats - 45x5, 135x5, 185x4, 295 for 3 sets of 5 reps.
    These sets had a few problems, but overall felt great, close to 3 plates on my sets. That will be nice.

    Bench - 45x4, 95x5, 135x4, 185x3, 210 for 3 sets of 5 reps.
    Felt good to get this up and see some real progression.

    Back extenstions - 4 set of 10 reps with a 5 lb weight.
    These also hurt pretty bad.

    Chin-ups - 5, 4, 3, 2
    I am a chin-up wimp. Suck really bad at these. Hopefully i improve fast.

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    starting strength nutrition camp
    Man, I hate to break it to you...but you're not weak. At all. Just so you know

    Keep up the good work!

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