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  1. #1
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    Default Starting Over

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    I'm 38 years old (39 in a couple of weeks) and the last time I competed in powerlifting was 11/1/2014, and I hit a raw PR total of 1500 with 560/370/570.

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    Long story short, I haven't been lifting weights seriously since spring of 2015. I've done some things with kettlebells and dumbells, etc. But nothing that amounts to anything.

    So tomorrow I'm starting over. I just bought some new equipment so I can lift seriously again. It was delivered today and I just finished assembling it this evening.

    I'm just going to do basic Starting Strength for however long it takes. I'd really like to get back into competing in the next year or so to give myself something to shoot for.

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    Welcome and good luck with your journey mate.

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    That's an excellent plan. I wish you well.

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    Default Week 1 Workout 1

    ^ Thanks guys.

    First workout tonight with my 16 year old son.

    I could have done a lot more, but I just want to start with lot of momentum to move up. For my son, it was about learning the techniques.

    Jeremy (me)

    Squat
    45x5
    65x5
    75x5 3 sets

    Bench Press
    45x5
    65x5
    115x5 3 sets

    Deadlift
    95x5

    Jeffery (16 year old son)

    Squat
    45x5
    65x5
    75x5 3 sets

    Bench Press
    45x5
    65x5 3 sets

    Deadlift
    95x5

    I'm going to try to post pictures of my new garage gym. I'm very happy with the sturdiness of it all. The barbell is a Rogue B&R bad, and most of the rest is Titan Fitness.

    Garage gym.jpg
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    Nice setup man.
    Even a deadlift jack!

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    Great setup!

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    Thanks guys. I'm so happy with the equipment. I'm sure I'll be buying from Titan again.

    I bought two more mats to give myself a dedicated 6x8 foot spot for deadlifts, power cleans and olympic lifts (which I also enjoy, so I'll be getting back into that pretty soon too). I've never competed, but I'd like to at some point when I get back into the swing of things.

    Garage Gym Added Mats.jpg

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    Default Week 1 Workout 2

    Like Wednesday, I could have done a whole lot more, but I'm four years detrained (and fat), so I'm trying to take it easy and build momentum so I don't hurt myself.

    Jeremy

    Squat
    45x5
    65x5
    82.5x5 - 3 sets

    Press
    45x5
    65x5 - 3 sets

    Deadlift
    135x5

    Farmers Walks
    66 lb. per hand x 1 lap around my driveway.

    I was just testing out these mini farmers walk implements I received from Titan. They're pretty rad.

    Jeffery (my 16 year old son)

    Squat
    45x5
    65x5
    82.5x5 - 3 sets

    Press
    45x5 - 3 sets

    Deadlift
    135x5

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    No rush at all mate. Slow and steady. Just restarted (kind of) myself. Was always tempting to go crazy every session haha. But now 8 weeks in i am happy i did not!

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    There's just pretty much no way I'm not going to be going out to the garage on the weekends to do some olympic lifting. So if that means people will be telling me I'm not doing the program, so be it.

    I used to be so fluid and coordinated from twenty years of lifting. Now I look like an old, fat guy trying to learn how to lift weights again (which I am).

    Power Snatch
    45x2
    45x2
    45x2

    95x1
    95x1
    95x1

    Power Clean/Jerk
    45x2
    45x2
    45x2

    95x1
    95x1
    95x1

    Standing Pulldown Abs (using an EliteFTS Average Band)
    2x25

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