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    Thought I would start this log here to keep track of my journey in Starting Strength, from physical weakling to the goal of hitting a 405lbs deadlift.

    Measure of Man
    Date: July 7, 2021
    Age: 32
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 147lbs

    Body Measures (inches)
    Waist (biggest bulge): 33
    Glutes (biggest bulge): 35.5
    Left thigh: 21.5
    Right thigh: 21.5
    Left bicep: 13
    Right bicep:13
    Left forearm: 10
    Right forearm: 10
    Chest: 39
    Shoulders: 45
    Neck: 13.5
    Left calve: 13.5
    Right calve: 13.75

    Calories Consumption: about 4,000 a day.
    Physical Activity: sedentary except strength training workouts.
    Sleep: 8-9hrs a day.

    Workouts: (5 sets for 5 reps, unless stated otherwise.)

    July 10:

    Squats: 45bar
    1, 25
    2, 25
    3, 25
    4, 25
    5, 25
    Shoulder press: 45bar
    1, 10
    2, 10
    3, 10
    4, 70bb
    5, 70bb
    Deadlift: 45bar
    1, 35
    2, 50

    July 14:

    Squats: 45bar
    1, 25
    2, 27.5
    3, 30
    4, 30
    5, 32.5
    Bench: 45bar
    1, 25
    2, 25
    3, 25
    4, 25... but only 4x
    5, 25... but only 4x
    Barbell rows: 45bar
    1, 25
    2, 27.5
    3, 30
    4, 32.5
    5, 32.5

    July 16:

    Squats: 45bar
    1, 30
    2, 32.5
    3, 35
    4, 37.5
    5, 37.5
    Shoulder press: 45bar
    1, 10
    2, 10
    3, 10
    4, 10
    5, 10
    Deadlift: 45bar
    1, 45
    2, 50
    3, 55

    July 18:

    Squats: 45bar
    1, 35
    2, 35
    3, 37.5
    4, 37.5
    5, 40
    Bench: 45bar
    1, 25
    2, 25
    3, 25
    4, 25
    5, 25
    Barbell rows: 45bar
    1, 30
    2, 35
    3, 35
    4, 35
    5, 35

    ^Yeah, pitiful numbers, but the thousand miles journey begins with a single step. Looking forwards to the million more steps.

    I will follow up with weekly updates.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Proteus; 07-19-2021 at 12:06 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum, I appreciate the detail. Looks like a fun journey

    Confirming that's not a typo? 6'1" and a 4000 kcal/day diet = 147 lbs? Is 4000 kcal a new calorie target, how much were you eating before?

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    Welcome. You're in a good place to get strong.

    I don't understand the notation here at all.

    Squats: 45bar
    1, 35
    2, 35
    3, 37.5
    4, 37.5
    5, 40


    Does this mean set 1 was the bar plus 35 pounds? What was the total amount lifted per set? And why 5 sets of 5 instead of the standard 3 sets? And why barbell rows alternating instead of deadlifts every session to start?

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    6'1", 147 lbs?

    do you have to jump around in the shower so the water hits you?

    You have some serious eating to do...I'm beyond jealous lol

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    Welcome!

    Wow, if you're really eating 4000 calories, and getting 8-9 hours sleep, progress should be fast.
    You may even need to augment that because you need to trend towards a bw of 200 or so.

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    starting strength coach development program
    You do 5 x 5's? Do you have a copy of the Starting Strength book. The program is 5 x 3 not 5 x 5. As others have said 147 pounds at 6'1" makes you extremely skinny. Shoot for at least 200 lbs.

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