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    Default Older newbie woman's 8 week don't fall off the wagon log

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    Goal: Complete 8 weeks of starting strength newbie programming, gain muscle on this 41 year old bod.

    Workout 1:
    Squat 3x5x40 lbs
    Bench 3x5x35
    Deadlift 1x5x50

    Notes:
    This is the first workout, getting the weights right will take a bit of adjustment, I will try 5 lb increases for now, 10lbs on the deadlift. I have been inactive for 3 years, and am 8 weeks post c-section.

    Weight: 145 lbs

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    Being 8 weeks post c-section (congrats!!); I would recommend not being concerned with your weight increasing right away and just focus on form of exercises. You will probably need another 4-8 weeks of healing before trying to push foward and exert "heavy" weight.

    Jerry Shreck
    www.varietytrainer.com
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    Workout 2

    Squat 3x5x45
    Press 3x5x30
    Power Clean 5x3x30

    Thank you, Jshreck for the contrats. I will be glad for the extra strength as my little ones grow up.

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    Aw, congrats on your new baby! Rock on you for lifting 8 weeks post C-section.

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    Impressed! And also, check out this video at 0:22. Do that with your kid.

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    Workout 3

    Squat 3x5x50
    DB Press 3x5x32 (or 16 lb per dumbbell)
    Deadlift 3x5x60

    I switched to the DB press, I like the range of motion a bit better, and they are more fun to do.

    Thank you for the congrats, applescruffette. Eirikeb, I enjoyed seeing the toddler lifting with his daddy, very cute.

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    workout 4

    Squat 3x5x55
    Press 3x5x32.5
    Power Clean 3x5x32.5

    Must make it to workout #5.

    Any other women out there logging workouts? I need inspiration.

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    Tennies,

    Did you take pictures before you started? Even if you'd never post them here (don't blame you), they can be very useful/encouraging. So if you haven't yet, I'd recommend taking some.

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    Check out Gwynn's log. It's a good read.



    I should log here, but I'm afraid my log wouldn't be particularly inspiring.

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    starting strength nutrition camp
    Nice numbers

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