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    • phoenix arizona seminar date
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    5'10" male 226 lbs

    Today was supposed to be the first workout, supposed to be. I warmed up for 5 minutes on a stationary bike. I did the two warm up sets of just the bar and started working up 10 lbs at time. During one of the warm up sets my right leg started to ache by the hip. I continued the warm up sets until I felt the bar speed was beginning to slow at 125 lbs. I did the three work sets and called it a day.

    I felt like shit.

    2 weeks ago I had trained inconsistently from 85 lbs on the squat to 175 lbs, 85 lbs on the bench press to 105 lbs, 145 lbs on the deadlift to 205, 45 lbs on the press to 65 lbs. I hadn't trained the power clean up to anything because I didn't do it.

    After the two weeks absence though I felt I should restart and do the program and today I just did squats, ached in my right leg by my hip, and felt like shit.

    There's an Olympic weightlifting program at my university. I'm debating about joining it or continuing SS. The Olympic lifting program claims to be "widely recognized as the most accomplished program in Canada, athletes accomplishments included five medalists from the 2005 Canadian Championships, a Commonwealth Champion, a Pan-Am Champion, and a 2004 Athens Olympian".

    P.S. My right shoulder aches too but it was aching before I lifted.

    I do not feel like a homicidal psycho jungle cat at all.

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    April 10th

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 10 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 15 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Bench Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 10 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 15 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Deadlift
    Bar + 20 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 30 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 40 kg x 5 reps

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    Does anyone know how to change the Starting Strength Logbook Calculator from the Starting Strength Wiki from lbs to kgs?

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    April 14th

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 12.5 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 20 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 10 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Power Clean
    Bar x 5 x 2
    Bar + 20 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 22.5 kg x 3 reps because I didn't add a 2.5 kg plate to the other side of the bar
    Bar + 27.5 kg x 1 rep because I added a 5 kg plate to the other side of the bar instead of 2.5 kg plate
    Bar + 25 kg x 3 reps
    Last edited by hobbes; 05-22-2011 at 08:46 AM.

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    Week 1

    April 24th

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 7 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 16 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 25 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Bench Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 2.5 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 5 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 17.5 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    The knurling on the barbell I used for the Squat and the Bench Press was ripping up my hands so I switched it for another for the Deadlift. I won't make the mistake of using it again.

    Deadlift
    Bar + 20 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 30 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 47.5 kg x 5 reps

    I forgot to load 5 kg more on the 2 rep warm up set. I skipped the warm up sets that were lighter than 20 kg because I didn't want to deadlift off of blocks.
    Last edited by hobbes; 05-22-2011 at 01:29 PM.

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    April 26th

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 10 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 20 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 30 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 12.5 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Power Clean
    Bar x 3 reps
    Bar + 20 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 30 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 40 kg x 3 reps x 3 sets

    I was seeing stars in between reps during the power cleans during the work sets.

    I always leave hoping that my form was good but there was a bunch of olympic weightlifters there at the time and none of them walked over to stop me from what I was doing so here's to hoping it was because my form was good.

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    If you wonder about your form, film your lifts. You don't have to post them, but just the act of seeing your form will help you correct any obvious errors.

    Is the bar you use something other that a 45lb/20kg bar? Standard practice is to include the weight of the bar in your weights.

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    I usually use an eleiko 20 kg bar. I write bar plus x kg because when I'm in the gym I divide x kg in half and then figure out what plates I need to add up to that number.
    Last edited by hobbes; 04-28-2011 at 11:25 AM.

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    April 28th

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 3 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 11.5 kg x 3 reps, I forgot to put a 2.5 kg plate on
    Bar + 25 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 35 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Bench Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 13 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 20 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Deadlift
    Bar + 25 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 40 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 55 kg x 5 reps

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    Week 2

    May 1

    5 minutes on C2 Rower

    Squat
    Bar x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 5 kg x 5 reps
    Bar + 16 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 28 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 40 kg x 5 reps x 3 sets

    Press
    Bar x 5 reps x 3 sets
    Bar + 3 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 8 kg x 2 reps
    Bar + 15 kg x 5 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 15 kg x 4 reps x 2 sets, I missed the last rep on the last set

    Power Clean
    Bar x 3 reps x 2 sets
    Bar + 10 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 15 kg x 3 reps
    Bar + 28 kg x 3 rep
    Bar + 40 kg x 3 reps x 1 set, I missed the first rep on the second set three times and called it a day. This might not have been the right call but it's what I did.

    Need to get fractional kg plates and find my camera to tape my work sets.
    Last edited by hobbes; 05-22-2011 at 01:30 PM.

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