Going for the Gains, MeetTheMortahud's Log

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  1. MeetTheMortahud

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    So I'm getting seriously into lifting for the first time in my life. I've lifted some, had a few weeks of steady progress, then shit came up/I wasn't dedicated enough. It's time to change that. The weights are at my house, I can't use the excuse of I don't want to drive to the gym, and they're inside, so I can't bitch out because it's cold outside.

    My only goal is to become as strong as possible. I'm sure once I get into it a little bit more I'll set certain goals for certain lifts, but I want to see where I'm at first and get the form down. I'll be starting with the Starting Strength program, and once I plateau there will be changing things up depending on how things are going, any weaknesses I have, or any goals that I determine by then (PL, Strongman, etc.)

    I will start with a caveat that while I know using free weights is the optimal situation to be in, I won't be able to use free weights all the time. That's what I have at home, and obviously I will try to use them as much as possible, but I work for the railroad and we travel quite a bit, not everywhere we go to has a good gym nearby.

    I'm always open for opinions, advice, constructive criticism, or anything else. While I feel I know a decent amount about strength training from a lot of reading the forums (and the FAQ), I know I don't know everything, and am always willing to learn from those who know more than I do.
     
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    5 January 2015

    Squat 45x5 89x5 115x5 115x5 115x5

    Bench Press 45x5 65x5 85x5 85x5 85x5

    Deadlift 135x5 205x5

    Some of the weights will be funky because I have a mix of standard and kilo plates, so I use a combination of what I can.

    Felt pretty good for a first workout. The weights are low, but I'm just getting back into it, so starting pretty light to give myself some room to get the technique down as I get stronger. Deadlift I started with DO grip and ended with a mixed grip, but I think I'm going to just do the mixed grip for now, I'll be doing some grip training separately and will have a log on gripboard for that.
     
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    7 January 2015

    Squat 45x5 89x5 135x5 135x5 135x5

    SOHP 45x5 65x5 65x5 65x5

    Power Clean 45x3 65x3 65x3 65x3 65x3 65x3

    Was still a little sore today, but not terribly. Probably went up too much weight for the squats, felt really heavy. Next workout I'll just go up 10 pounds or so. OHP felt pretty good. Really have to work on my form for power cleans, just felt pretty awkward when I was doing them.
     
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    9 January 2015

    Squat 65x5 96x5 146x5 146x5 146x5

    Bench Press 45x5 65x5 100x5 100x5 100x5

    Deadlift 135x5 223x5

    Felt pretty good today overall. Deadlift felt pretty heavy, but not ungodly heavy or anything. Weights still are kind of embarrassing, but it's all part of the game, just have to keep at it.
     
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    Welcome to the logs, brother. Starting Strength 5 x 5 is an excellent program. I hope it works out for you.
     
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    SexyMahnaz Green Belt

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    Interesting that you've got a grip training log, what are your goals there?
     
  7. JudoChop!

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    To someone just starting off I would stress that you put the time in no matter what. I think the hardest part for people just starting to lift is putting in the time on a routine basis. Make sure you lift your 3-4 days a week no matter what. You will be happier that you got up and put in a shitty lifting session on some crappy hotel weight set than skipping a day when its all said and done. Get after it brosef!
     
  8. MeetTheMortahud

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    Right now my only goal is to certify on the #3. Still a long way to go, but that's the goal. I'm only doing grippers right now, but will slowly add in some other work (pinching, thickbar, etc.) Gripboard has a ton of information on it, so I figured I'd have a dedicated log there.
     
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    12 January 2015

    Squat 65x5 100x5 155x5 155x5 155x5

    SOHP 45x5 76x5 76x5 76x5

    Power Clean 45x3 76x3 76x3 76x3 76x3 76x3

    Felt really good today. The squats felt really easy, thought about bumping up the weight more for the last set, but didn't want to get too far ahead of myself. SOHP felt a little heavy, but not too bad. Power cleans are feeling better too.
     
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    Welcome to the logs! I'm currently running SS too so it will be nice to follow your progress.
     
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    14 January 2015

    Squat 85x5 135x5 175x5 175x5 175x5

    Bench Press 45x5 76x5 109x5 109x5 109x5

    Deadlift 135x5 243x5

    Wasn't sore at all today before the workout. Squats and bench press felt pretty good, bench press a little heavy but wasn't too bad. Deadlift felt heavy as hell, might have jumped up weight a little too much, will only go up 10 pounds next workout.
     
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    17 January 2015

    Squat 89x5 135x5 190x5 190x5 190x5

    SOHP 45x5 89x5 89x5 89x5

    Power Clean 45x3 89x3 89x3 89x3 89x3 89x3

    Got off work yesterday, sat around for a while, and was going to lift a little later on that night, but ended up going out with some friends instead, so lifted this morning to make up for it. Felt pretty good all around when I started, but the SOHP felt heavy as hell, almost didn't get through it.
     
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    20 January 2015

    Squat 89x5 155x5 199x5 199x5 199x5

    Bench Press 45x5 89x5 120x5 120x5 120x5

    Deadlift 135x5 254x5

    Doing things backwards this week, lifting Tuesday Thursday and Saturday and grip training on my normal days. Just works better with my schedule this week. Everything felt pretty good today. Need to work on form for squats a bit, had my wife come watch a bit and she pointed a few things out to me that I need to work on.
     

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