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    Here is a brief introduction and a log of what I have done so far (I'm midway into week 3 of the program as we speak..)

    I am 31 years old, male. 6'2", 200 lbs. I have an lanky athletic build, not too skinny, not too muscular, not too fat. In my spare time I like to rock climb, hike, snowboard, run, and participate in other outdoor type sports. Climbing is my passion, though. (not a 'weight class' sport per se, though excess bodyweight is a big handicap in climbing.) For this reason, after finishing the program, I do plan to go back to doing more bodyweight exercises (gymnastic progressions, climbing specific exercise, and metcons) in addition to performing the basic barbell lifts. I would hope to drop my weight right back down to where it is now while maintaining MOST of the strength gains from this program.

    My goals are to increase my mass and the mass that I can lift. I plan to get at least to 225 lbs by the end of the Starting Strength program. I would like to have a 180lb press, 225 bench, 315 squat, and 405 deadlift.

    The gym that I lift at does not allow for power cleans. The only other gym in the area is a crossfit affiliate that will not allow me to program for myself. (WODS only)

    Therefore I have modified the program as follows

    Day one: Squat, Bench, Deadlift

    Day two: Squat, Press, Chinup/Pullup (alternating)

    I plan to progress the chins and pulls the same as the other exercises, performing 3 work sets of 5 reps and increasing the weight in a linear fashion. To begin with, I am using the machine so as to use less than body weight, but I hope to get to doing sets with bodyweight plus 50 pounds or more by the end of the program.

    Here I will begin a separate entry for each workout so far.

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    Oh yeah I almost forgot.. Two other areas of the program which might become problematic for me...

    1. Food

    I have been trying to get in as many calories as possible. I have not yet kept a detailed food log (maybe I start tomorrow?) so Im not sure how many calories I have been eating, but I think it has been between 3000 and 5000 calories per day. I drink as much whole milk as I can, usually 2-3 quarts per day. I make 1 protein shake per day with 60g protein as well. YET I HAVE NOT YET STARTED TO GAIN WEIGHT. I am still at the same weight I started the program at. Obviously I need to eat more.

    Oh.. AND QUIT SMOKING. Smoking interferes with eating big by reducing my appetite. And increasing basal metabolic rate. It makes it harder to gain weight. There is absolutely no reason to keep smoking other than that I am addicted to nicotine. Therefore I must stop being a pussy and give it up.

    2. Sleep

    I work shift work. My shifts are 3 am to 3 pm. I cannot change this. Even if I could, the alternative shift is 3pm to 3 am, just as bad. It is hard to be asleep by 6:30 pm, which is when I have to go to bed in order to wake up at 2:30am to go to work. I try my best, but sometimes I get only 7 hours of sleep or less. This hasn't been an issue yet but it might be soon.

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    workout 1: 7/5/10

    squat
    45x5
    65x5
    75x5
    85x5 - my form felt funny... idunno what it was because i didnt have a video camera but i decided to stay at 85 for the day. perhaps overly conservative.. my old 5rm was 205 but this is what i did.
    85x5/5

    bench
    45x5
    55x5
    65x5
    75x5
    85x5/5/5

    dead
    45x5
    65x5
    95x5

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    workout 2 7/7/10

    squat
    45x5/5
    65x5
    75x3
    85x2
    100x5/5/5

    press
    45x5/5/5
    55x5
    65x5

    chinups on lat pull machine
    50x5
    75x5
    90x5
    105x5
    120x5
    135x5
    150x5

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    workout 3 7/9/10

    squat
    45x5/5
    65x5
    85x3
    105x2
    115x5/5/5

    bench
    45x5/5
    65x5
    75x3
    85x2
    95x5/5/5

    dead
    45x5/5
    65x5
    95x3
    105x2
    115x5

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    workout 4 7/12/10

    squat
    45x5/5
    65x5
    85x3
    105x2
    125x5/5/5

    press
    45x5/5
    55x3
    65x2
    75x5/5/5

    pullups on lat pull machine
    75x5/5
    90x5
    105x5
    120x5
    135x5
    150x5/5/5

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    workout 5 7/14/10

    squat
    45x5/5
    75x5
    95x3
    115x2
    135x5/5/5

    bench
    45x5/5
    60x5
    75x3
    90x2
    105x5/5/5

    dead
    45x5/5
    95x5
    105x3
    115x2
    135x5

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    workout 6 7/16/10

    squat
    45x5
    65x5
    85x5
    105x3
    125x2
    145x5/5/5

    press
    45x5/5
    55x5
    65x5
    75x2
    85x5/5/5

    chin (on machine)
    90x5
    105x5
    120x5
    135x3
    150x2
    165x5/5/5

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    workout 7 7/19/10

    squat
    45x5
    65x5
    95x5
    115x3
    135x2
    155x5/5/5

    bench
    45x5
    65x5
    85x5
    95x3
    105x2
    115x5/5/5

    dead
    45x5
    65x5
    95x5
    115x3
    135x2
    155x5

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    workout 8 7/21/10

    squat (used TUBOW on first 3 sets to work on knees sliding forward)
    45x5/5
    75x5
    105x3
    135x2
    160x5/5/5

    press
    45x5
    55x5
    65x5
    75x3
    85x2
    95x5/5/5

    machine pullups
    90x5
    105x5
    120x5
    135x3
    150x2
    165x5/5/5

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