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    Cool Mr. Burns SS Beginner Log

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    I've read SS, PP, and am currently a month and a half or so into the program. Thought I would post my log on the site for some accountability and encouragement.

    Starting stats.

    6' 165 lbs. Weak as hell.

    Current Stats.

    6' 195 lbs. On my way to being a full grown, strong male.

    Now here is my log as its stands up to today.

    17/2/10
    squats: 115# x 5 x 3
    press: 65# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 45# x 3 x 5

    19/2/10
    squats: 125# x 5 x 3
    bench: 105# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 145# x 5 x 1

    22/2/10
    squats: 130# x 5 x 3
    press: 70# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 95# x 3 x 5

    24/2/10
    squats: 140# x 5 x 3
    bench: 115# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 165# x 5 x 1

    26/2/10
    squats: 145# x 5 x 3
    press: 75# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 100# x 3 x 5

    1/03/10
    squats: 150# x 5 x 3
    bench: 120# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 185# x 5 x 1

    3/03/10
    squats: 155# x 5 x 3
    press: 80# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 105# x 3 x 5

    5/03/10
    squats: 165# x 5 x 3
    bench: 125# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 195# x 5 x 1

    8/03/10
    squats: 170# x 5 x 3
    press: 85# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 110# x 3 x 5

    10/03/10
    squats: 175# x 5 x 3
    bench: 130# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 180# x 5 x 1

    12/03/10
    squats: 180# x 5 x 3
    press: 90# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 115# x 3 x 5

    15/03/10
    squats: 185# x 5 x 3
    bench: 135# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 195# x 5 x 1

    17/03/10
    squats: 190# x 5 x 3
    press: 95# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 120# x 3 x 5

    19/03/10
    squats: 195# x 5 x 3
    bench: 140# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 155# x 5 x 1

    22/03/10
    squats: 200# x 5 x 3
    press: 100# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 125# x 3 x 5

    24/03/10
    squats: 205# x 5 x 3
    bench: 145# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 175# x 5 x 1

    So that's where I'm at right now. The only lift I've had trouble with is the deadlift which is why I had to deload and work my way up again. I think I kept the 20lb jumps going to long and kind of forgot the proper form.

    Diet consists of GOMAD and eating 4 big meals a day. Eating tons of beef and fast food and veggies. My main goal is to reproduce the success that Zach had and the many others Rippetoe has trained over the years.

    Sleeping 8 hours or more every night and trying my best not to let the stress of my recent break up ruin my progress.
    Last edited by burnsco; 03-25-2010 at 12:32 AM.

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    Hello, Mr. Burns --

    I'll let those more experienced with the program than me comment (I'm just getting started, having read the books, and looking for a gym, since my current one doesn't have a squat rack and discourages most of the lifts in SS) but I already envy your progress .

    One stat you didn't share is your age and that's always interesting to know when comparing experiences with the program. (Especially for those of us getting a later-in-life start with serious lifting -- I'm 45, for example).

    They say only time will heal those significant-other style wounds -- I'd say you've found a damned good way to pass some time. Best of luck to you on both fronts.

    - Tom

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    Hey, congrats on your quick and consistent progress. It looks like you're doing everything right so keep doing it. I'm 4 weeks into my program and my starting weights were similar to yours but you'd made slightly more progress than me after 4 weeks. I really hope I can make the next 4 weeks similar to yours. I can't wait till I can squat double what I started with.

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    26/03/10
    squats: 205# x 5 x 3 (missed 1 rep)
    press: 105# x 5 x 3 ( missed 2 reps)
    power cleans: 125# x 3 x 5 (easy as pie, love the Power Clean)

    Had a really stressful last few days and didn't sleep or eat very well. Went into the gym with a bad attitude but knew I couldn't afford to miss a workout. Ended up not being able to keep good form at all in my squats or presses and came out really disappointed. I'm loving the power cleans and they seem to be more dependent on technique so I was able to get them off easily.

    Eating my ass off this weekend and going to go in monday with a new attitude and continue my progress!

    Btw, someone asked about my age. I am 24 as of February.

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    29/3/10

    squats: 210# x 5 x 3
    bench: 150# x 5 x 3 (missed one rep) not sure if I should go to 2.5 lb increases
    deadlift: 190# x 5 x 1

    Pretty good workout today. My arms were killing me after squats because I'm still not 100% used to the low bar position. I think that made it hard for me to get all my BP reps in.

    Was annoyed when trying to finish my squat set and a personal trainer came and asked me how many sets I had left. The squat rack beside me had a guy doing forearm curls with no weight, I wanted to ask him to to go ask that guy but I didn't. Then they stood there and watched me finish my last set which was kind of annoying but oh well, shit happens.

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    31/03/10

    squats: 215# x 5 x 3 (really killing my left shoulder and elbow)
    press: 105# x 5 x 3 ( missed 2 reps, dont know whats going on)
    power cleans: 135# x 3 x 5

    My progress is starting to slow a bit here. I've missed reps on my press and bench the last two workouts. I've also been getting massive discomfort and pain from trying the low bar position.

    I'm thinking of deloading a bit and working back up and just doing high bar.

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    05/04/10

    squats: 195# x 5 x 3
    press: 100# x 5 x 3
    power cleans: 140# x 3 x 5

    Doing high bar squats now and deloaded all my lifts except the power clean. It's amazing how easy the workouts are when you are lower the weights. Need like 2 mins rest between every set. Only the power cleans were hard and I might need to raise my food intake again or start with 2.5lb increases. My shoulders are feeling WAY better with not doing the low bar now.

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    7/4/10

    squats: 205# x 5 x 3
    bench: 140# x 5 x 3
    deadlift: 220# x 5 x 1

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    Almost two plate time for the deadlift.

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    yes, it is. pretty close to two wheels on the squat too, which I am more excited for as I love squats!

    thinking of microloading on the power cleans soon too, my last workout was really iffy.

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