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    My progress through the NLP. I'm open to constructive criticism and advice, I'm trying to do the program the best I can. I'll likely post form check videos and who knows what else. I'm about 6 weeks in now so I'll have some backlog to post.
    I'm 22, Male, 5'7" and 218, 208 when I started
    Last edited by Dtg100; 02-19-2021 at 06:37 AM. Reason: Edited to add info on me

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    Squats were really hard for me in the beginning, partially due to bad form and my legs weren't used to squatting at all. I also didn't know how to properly figure out my beginning weights, so I'm not sure I started at the best places although I've been able to go up continually. Deadlift always felt like it was proportionately the heaviest weight I'd pull, and the one I exerted myself on the most, but the others are catching up now. Let me know what you think.

    Training log:
    1/12/21
    3x5 squat 95 lbs
    3x5 bench 115 lbs
    5 deadlift 205 lbs

    1/14/21
    5 deadlift 215 lbs
    3x5 squats 105
    3x5 press 2 at 95, 1 at 85

    1/16/21
    3x5 squats 115
    3x5 bench 120
    5 deadlift 220

    1/19/21
    3x5 squats 135 lbs, 155 for 3
    3x5 press 95 lbs
    5 deadlift 225

    1/21/21
    3x5 bench 125lbs
    3x5 squat 145lbs
    5 deadlift 230lbs

    1/23/21
    3x5 press 100lbs
    3x5 squat 155lbs
    5 deadlift 225, 235 for 1

    1/30/21
    3x5 squat 165lbs
    3x5 bench 135
    5 deadlift 235

    2/2/21
    3x5 squat 175
    3x5 press 105
    5 deadlift 240

    2/4/21
    3x5 bench 140
    3x5 squat 180
    5 deadlift 250

    2/6/21
    3x5 squats 185
    3x5 press 110
    5 deadlift 255


    2/9/21
    3x5 squats 190
    3x5 bench 145
    5 deadlift 260

    2/11/21
    3x5 squats 195
    3x5 press 110 (because I bent knees last time)
    5 deadlift 262.5

    2/13/21 entering into phase 2
    3x5 squats 200 (set safety's at 12 to improve depth)
    3x5 bench 150
    Began learning to power clean

    2/16/21 current weight: 218
    3x5 squats 205
    3x5 press 112.5
    5x3 power clean 45 lbs
    5 deadlift 265

    2/18/21
    3x5 squats 210
    5x3 power clean 55
    3x5 bench 155

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    Good start! I do think you can make much bigger jumps on your deadlift though, especially with the power clean getting added in. At 22 years old, I bet you have a few more 10 lb jumps left in you, maybe as high as the mid-300s (assuming good form, probably a belt at this point, etc.).

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    Thanks for the feedback. I don't have a belt yet, I need to get one. I began phase two because I started to feel like I needed more recovery time from my deadlift. Since I'll be doing it less often I'm going to try making bigger jumps now. I'll also do a form check to make sure that's right.

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    2/20/21
    Weight: 222 (four pound jump since Tuesday, eating has been going well)
    3x5 squat 215 lbs
    3x5 press 115 lbs
    1x5 deadlift 275

    Squats were the hardest for me today. I ate a big lunch about 3 hours before I went to the gym and I don't think I had given it enough time to settle. Trying to eat big to get big, even though I already have a decent sized stomach lol. Being so full made it hard to drop to proper depth and to breathe deeply with the heavy bar. I still did them though. Presses were generally uneventful. I made a 10 pound jump on the deadlift by encouragement of Hooper. They were doable, I don't think they felt much harder than if I would have just done another 2.5 like I had planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtg100 View Post
    I made a 10 pound jump on the deadlift by encouragement of Hooper. They were doable, I don't think they felt much harder than if I would have just done another 2.5 like I had planned.
    :-) You're going to blow right past me in no time, I can feel it. A 3" belt will make a world of difference if you can get one, but a lot of places are on backorder at the moment (e.g., Dominion, who makes the Starting Strength belt).

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    Last night's training session.
    Worked on squat form and depth. I dropped weight down because I've been cheating my depth a little bit, going to work my way back up with better form and depth.

    2/23/22
    3x5 squats 195
    5x3 power clean 65
    3x5 bench 160 failed second rep of first set :/ went down to 155 for 3x5

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    2/25/21
    3x5 squats 205
    3x5 press 120
    5 deadlift 285

    Used a 3" leather belt for presses and deadlifts for the first time today. I had already done squats when I found the belt hanging in a part of the gym I don't usually go to. It was great for presses, on deadlifts it pinched a good bit when I bent over and made it hard to breathe deeply. Is this normal? Anyone have suggestions? I tried a few different locations, but tried to keep away from my ribs due to Hooper's recent experience.

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    2/27/21
    3x5 squats 210
    3x5 bench 160
    5x3 power clean 75

    Got a comment from a guy at the gym about how good and consistent my squat form was, so that made me feel good. I didn't try the belt for squats yet. The 160 bench felt really good, after failing it Tuesday. Power cleans still feel easy but form is inconsistent so I'm working up slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtg100 View Post
    Used a 3" leather belt for presses and deadlifts for the first time today. I had already done squats when I found the belt hanging in a part of the gym I don't usually go to. It was great for presses, on deadlifts it pinched a good bit when I bent over and made it hard to breathe deeply. Is this normal? Anyone have suggestions? I tried a few different locations, but tried to keep away from my ribs due to Hooper's recent experience.
    I'm convinced I'd have never had issues if I had been using a 3" belt in the first place. Deadlifts are always more awkward since the stance is narrower, which causes the thighs to interfere with the belt, particularly for those of us with a bit of a belly. You also don't need to have it overly tight for deadlifts; so long as you can get a bit of resistance from it when you breathe you're getting the benefit. To be perfectly honest I find the belt more helpful with squats than deads; even then, I didn't start using it until 245 lb.

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