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    Cool Training and eating like a lion

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    Started my log on Bodybuilding.com forums but will continue on this as I'll probably obtain better advice on this than the "curl broz" can offer.

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    Male/24/5'10

    Progress from 24/12/13 to 25/3/14
    Bodyweight 161lbs > 180lbs
    Squat 60kg > 107.5kg 5x3
    Deadlift 80kg > 150kg 5x1
    Press 35kg > 57.5kg 5x3
    Bench 60kg > 76.25kg 5x3
    Pendlay Row 50kg > 80kg 5x3

    My calorie intake has changed considerably since I started. Intially I was on ~3500kcal and have gradually built up to consuming ~4800kcal per day with ~300g protein. I drink 2 litres of whole milk on top of 3-4 meals per day to meet my calorie target.

    I have a goal weight of 200lbs and I'm gaining ~2.7lbs / week on my current calorie intake. Will this weight gain be enough to keep up with the added weight to the bar each workout considering my current numbers right now?

    My next workout is tomorrow so stay tuned for some carnage.

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    Welcome Lionheart. You are wise to avoid the bros and stick around here. Your weight gain is phenomenal.

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    Pleased to meet you Carson. Aye there seems to be a phobia of going past 10% BF amongst the bros. I figured the forums here offered a better environment for reaching my goals.

    I've been a lurker around here for a while and never thought my weight gain was "phenomenal" compared to most of the people on this forum.

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    Squat - 3 x 2/2/1 @ 110kg
    Press – 3 x 4/4/4 @ 58.75kg
    Pendlay Row - 3 x 5 @ 82.5kg
    Pullups - 2 x 11/9
    Hanging Leg Raises - 3 x 15/15/10

    Bodyweight = 182lbs

    I’ve missed my last two workouts as I was away with my girlfriend to a wedding over the weekend. This is the first time I’ve ever missed a workout since I started SS! My diet was very poor over the weekend as I was just eating out with my girlfriend while we were away. This has definitely affected my strength.

    I’ll need to watch I’m only going to just below parallel on squats as I seem to be going lower than necessary judging by the video I took. Hopefully I can do much better on Friday as I really don’t want to stall!

    The press was a lot better and my shoulder didn’t give me problems this time. I should be able to get all the reps next time if I continue to drink my milk and eat big.
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    28/3/14 Workout A

    Squat - 3 x 1/0/0 @ 110kg
    Bench - 3 x 5/4/3 @ 77.5kg
    Deadlift - 1x1 @ 155kg
    Dips - 2 x 25/15
    Barbell Curls 2x7/6 @ 42.5kg and 1x7 @ 40kg

    Bodyweight = 183lbs

    I really struggled with squats in this workout. It could be a recovery issue and I'm going to look into switching to having a light day of squats on Wednesday i.e. SS Advanced Novice routine. As I failed squats three times in a row I have officially stalled and will reset to 100kg/220lbs on Monday and work my way back up.

    I really need to stop over thinking before I attempt my heavy set of deadlifts. It really doesn't help when you think "oh **** this is heavy" before you attempt to pull the weight.

    Think I definitely have a lot of reading tonight as I want to re-read Starting Strength and maybe look at some articles written by Rippetoe.

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    3x5,5,4 Squat @ 100kg / 225lbs (-10kg / 22lbs)
    3x4,4,4 Standing Press @ 58.75kg / 130lbs (+0kg / 0lbs)
    3x5 Pendlay Row @ 85kg / 187bs (+2.5kg / 5lbs)
    2x4,3 Chinups @ 15kg / 33lbs

    Bodyweight = 184lbs

    Reset squats by 10% as stalled at 110kg. I think I lost tightness/went too far below parallel which made me miss the last rep of the last set. Pretty annoying!

    I'm going to have to deload press by 10% as I've failed three times at this weight (excluding the days where I've had shoulder problems and couldn't attempt press to my full ability).

    Pendlay rows are going up nicely. No problems with them.

    If I don't get 2x5 for weighted chinups the next time I attempt them I'll need to reset by 10% and work back up. Obviously with increased bodyweight chinups will get harder so not too worried about this decrease in strength.

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    Workout A (2nd April 2014)

    3x5 Squat @ 100kg / 225lbs (+0kg / 0lbs)
    3x5,4,4 Bench Press @ 77.5kg / 171lbs (+0kg / 0lbs)
    1x1 Deadlift @ 155kg / 341lbs (+0kg / 0lbs)
    2x5 Weighted Dips @ 20kg / 45lbs


    Bodyweight = 186lbs

    Felt I really nailed the form on my squats this session.

    I've officially stalled on deadlift so will be resetting to 140kg and working my way back up. At this point I'm going to change the programming to deadlifting every fourth workout as I feel I'm not recovering at my level of weight.

    Bench is such a slow exercise to progress in!

    My average daily macros are set at 450c/190f/300p which amounts to ~4800 calories.

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    Workout B (4th April 2014)

    3x5, Squat @ 102.5kg / 225lbs (+2.5kg / 5lbs)
    3x5 Standing Press @ 52.5kg / 115lbs (-6.25kg / 14lbs)
    3x5 Pendlay Row @ 87.5kg / 193bs (+2.5kg / 5lbs)
    4x8,8,9,8 Barbell Curls @ 40kg / 90lbs

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    Workout A (7th April 2014)


    3x5 Squat @ 102.5 / 225lbs (+2.5kg / 5lbs)
    3x5 Bench Press @ 77.5kg / 171lbs (+0kg / 0lbs)
    1x5 Deadlift @ 140kg / 315lbs (-15kg / 30lbs)
    2x21,9 Dips
    3x15,15,11 Hanging Leg Raise


    Bodyweight = 186lbs

    Squats and deadlift were easy. The three plate deadlift now feels light compared to the first time I lifted it before I stalled

    The first set on bench I had to grind the last rep out as my form was off. The last two sets were dynamite and felt I've really nailed my form now! I have mastered the leg drive using my feet and bring the bar right down to my chest with a wee bounce while maintaining an arch/shoulders pinned back together.

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    Workout B (9th April 2014)

    3x5 Squat @ 105kg / 230lbs (+2.5kg / 5lbs)
    3x5 Standing Press @ 53.75kg / 118lbs (+1.25kg / 2.5lbs)
    3x5 Pendlay Row @ 80kg / 176bs (-7.5kg / 17lbs)
    2x11,7 Pullups
    3x15,15,10 Hanging Leg Raises

    Bodyweight = 188lbs

    Squats and standing press were plain sailing. Nothing too exciting in regards to them.

    Pendlay rows are a very hard lift to progress in compared with the other exercises. Form seems to break down and it's very easy to "cheat" reps by bringing your hips and back up. I tried to be strict rowing 90kg / 200lbs but it was too heavy so just done sets with 80kg / 176lbs.

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