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    My name is Shane. I've been lifting for about a year, but only recently discovered the Starting Strength program. I've been drinking GOMAD and eating a total of 4,500 calories a day for the past 2 weeks and I've noticeably increased in size and strength already. It's exciting. My goal is to gain as much weight and strength as possible without failing Army BF% standards. I also want to be harder to kill and more useful in general. Any and all comments on this open log are absolutely welcome.


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    6'0'
    25 years old
    207 lbs
    Squat: 300x5
    Bench: 225x5
    Deadlift: 415x1 Will do a set of 5 from now on
    Press: 155x5
    Power Clean: 135x3 Still Learning


    Routine (from page 297 of SS:BBT 3rdEd):
    * are additions

    A)
    Squat: 5x3
    Press: 5x3
    Deadlift: 5x1 / Power Clean: 3x5
    *BB Row Reverse Grip: 5x3

    B)
    Squat: 5x3
    Bench: 5x3
    *Glute-Ham Raises: 10x3
    *Roman Chair Sit-ups: 10x3
    Chin Ups: 10x3

    AxBxAxx
    BxAxBxx





    30OCT14:
    Got the book in the mail. Starting with B Day because I just did Deadlifts the other day. Super crowded in the gym. Had to wait for a squat rack.

    Bench:
    45x5x2
    95x3x2
    135x1x2

    225x5x2
    225x5F at 5

    235x1
    255x1F

    Glute/Ham Raises:
    10x1
    10x1F at 10
    10x1F at 9

    Chin Ups:
    10x3

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x3x2
    225x1x2

    275x5x3

    305x1
    315x1F
    315x1
    325x1F

    Roman Chair Sit-Ups
    10x3


    02NOV14:
    A Day. Had it written down on a napkin or something. I tried to find it but I might have thrown it away by accident.


    04NOV14:
    B Day. My hamstrings were extremely tight, but for some reason my squat still felt very strong this day. I tried widening my Bench grip so that my forearms were vertical when the bar touched my chest. The result was that my bench sucked. I'll stick with this technique if that's the way I'm suppose to do it to maximize strength and ROM.

    Squat:

    45x5x2
    135x3x2
    225x2x2

    285x5x3

    305x1
    325x1
    335x1


    Bench:
    45x5
    135x5x2
    185x2x2

    225x5
    225x5F at 4
    225x5F at 3


    Glute/Hamstring Raise:
    Attempted 10x1 and stopped. My hamstrings were way too tight. Did stretching instead.


    Roman Chair Sit-Ups:
    10x3


    Chin Ups:
    10x2
    10x1F at 8



    06NOV14:
    A day. Went a little too heavy on Squats and ended up not hitting 5x3. Lesson learned and i will stick with 5 lb increases no matter how I'm feeling when I walk in the gym. Still learning the power clean. Dedicated this day to learning it's technique at 135 with SS:BBT and youtube videos.

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x3x2
    225x1x2

    295x5
    295x5F at 5
    295x5F at 5

    315x1
    325x1
    335x1F


    Press:
    45x5x2
    95x3x2
    135x1
    145x1

    155x5x2
    155x5F at 1 (I don't know what happened. I felt like a retard and I couldn't get the bar up)
    145x5 (looking back i should have just push pressed. Will do that next time)

    155x1
    165x1


    Reverse Grip BB Row:
    45x5
    135x3
    225x1

    245x5x3


    Power Clean:
    45x5x2
    95x5x2
    115x3

    135x5x3


    08NOV14:
    B Day. Most recent training. Next training will be later today. Got at the gym about an hour before closing so I had to hurry.

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x3x2
    225x1x2
    275x1

    300x5
    300x5F at 5 (I was so pissed that I quit on the last one I probably could have lifted much heavier on my next set)
    300x5

    315x1
    325x1
    335x1


    Bench:
    45x5x2
    95x3x2
    135x1x2

    225x5x3

    235x1
    240x1 (got it surprisingly easy, probably could have done 250)


    Chin-Ups:
    10x2
    10x1F at 6

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    Welcome. What is a Roman Chair? I note that you have done DLs but don't see a record of your sets. Are you still doing Deads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson View Post
    Welcome. What is a Roman Chair? I note that you have done DLs but don't see a record of your sets. Are you still doing Deads?
    Hi, a roman chair is the thing you do Glute/ham extensions on, but you're doing a sit-up instead. I do deadlifts today, pretty excited. I've always done them in my Do-Wins and I just learned that made it near impossible to get the bar over my mid foot and do them right which is a huge relief. I can't wait to see what I can warm up to because I really don't know. Doing them barefoot today! We'll see

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    11NOV14
    A day. Felt super weak. Got Monday and Tuesday off and currently in a different city visiting family, and went to a gym I haven't been to in about a year. Failed quite a few things that I should have nailed. Form was hit and miss. Not very happy with my performance at all. Will attempt this squat weight again next training day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYp7n3DMv6I

    Squat:
    45x5x2
    135x3x2
    225x1x2
    275x1

    305x5
    305x5F at 5
    305x5F at 5

    325x1
    345x1F


    Press:
    45x5x2
    96x3x2
    135x1

    160x5F at 3
    155x5
    155x5F at 4


    Deadlift:
    135x5x2
    225x3x2
    315x1x2

    405x5x1F at 4
    405x2


    BB Rows:
    135x5

    245x5
    235x5x2

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    Feeling week is very subjective and very relative. If I could lift your weights I'd be very happy. What the heck, I'm only 67. Your work looks very good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson View Post
    Feeling week is very subjective and very relative. If I could lift your weights I'd be very happy. What the heck, I'm only 67. Your work looks very good to me.
    Thanks Carson, if I sounded arrogant I really didn't mean to be. My depth wasn't good on more than a couple of squats, and I didn't hit 5x3, so I'll either need to do it right next time or deload. Didn't help that I was throwing the weights off my barbell either ha.

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    No, I did not take it as arrogance. I do wish I had started at 25 but am very grateful that I found SS at my age. Go for it, young man. Your lifts are already strong and because you are young you should lift some very impressive weights in your future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaneomac View Post
    My goal is to gain as much weight and strength as possible without failing Army BF% standards.
    Good. Definitely gain weight. Just keep in mind the goal is to gain enough weight to keep the strength progressing, not simply slop on as much bodyweight as fast as possible. You probably don't need to be told this, but some people go over the top with it.

    I tried widening my Bench grip so that my forearms were vertical when the bar touched my chest. The result was that my bench sucked.
    You widened your bench grip and it got harder? That's strange. How narrow were you benching before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson View Post
    No, I did not take it as arrogance. I do wish I had started at 25 but am very grateful that I found SS at my age. Go for it, young man. Your lifts are already strong and because you are young you should lift some very impressive weights in your future.
    Thanks Carson, I'll definitely work for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Herbison View Post
    Good. Definitely gain weight. Just keep in mind the goal is to gain enough weight to keep the strength progressing, not simply slop on as much bodyweight as fast as possible. You probably don't need to be told this, but some people go over the top with it.
    I might have been tempted to go over the top if I wasn't in the Army. The milk is the best thing I've done to my diet, ever.

    You widened your bench grip and it got harder? That's strange. How narrow were you benching before?
    Just close enough so the my thumbs would graze my chest when the bar came down. It's how I've always done it so I think that's why it was a stronger way to do it. My push-ups are pretty close hand too. Thanks for asking, did you see anything on my last video that I need to fix Coach?

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