So here goes, my training log. Some background for you: I got into lifting in college, did the curl monkey routine, with lots of isolation, different days for different "muscle groups" (bis, tris, chest, back, legs), and not a clue in the world. I burned out pretty quickly after I stopped progressing. Went to Law School, more laziness and drinking, without much hope for a physique or any kind of measurable fitness. Last Summer, I started running 3 times a week, mostly to lose my beer gut and love handles. I weighed in at almost 170# before I started running. I set my StumbleUpon for health related sites. I came across StrongLifts at the end of 2007, and started training in early 2008. I knew immediately that compound lifts were going to be key to any progress I hoped to achieve. I cannot explain how I knew, but I believe it has to do with man's evolved nature to lift heavy things and use his body in conjunction with the mind to eke out a living. I'm 5'8", right around 155#, with two months of lifting in the bag. My physique used to be skinny fat guy. Now, it's just more skinny, but I'm growing, albeit slowly. My goal is simply to get strong. I know that lifting right will produce and effect on my physique, and that's all good. But I'm focusing on 2x Bodyweight deadlift, 1.5x BW squat for 1x5, 5 chin-ups, 1x5 BW Bench, and .75xBW SOHP by my birthday, May 30th (The big 30). I try to eat as much as possible, and use whey as my only supplement. Comments, Criticism, and anything else are welcome. Friday, March 14th B Session (I run for 5 minutes before I start lifting. Warm Ups are 2x5xEmpty bar, always. I then move up roughly 40# increments. Ie, squats 2x45#x5, 1x95#x5, 1x125#x4, then work weight. But I usually just post the work weight.) Squat 160# 5/5/4/4/3 Overhead Press 90# 5/4/3/3/3 Deadlift 175# 1x5 Chin Ups BW 3,2,1.5, 1(jump cheat) Didn't get 5x5 on squats, so I will retry. SOHP also. This is my second stall. If I stall again on wednesday, I plan on lowering the weight 10% the next session. Deadlift is great. Grip is the weak point; I have to reset it after each rep. I still feel like a beast doing them. Chin Ups are coming along nicely, since I couldn't do one when I started training. Monday, March 17th, A Session Squat 160# 5/5/5/5/5 Bench Press 115# 5/5/5/5/5 Bent Over Rows 120# 5/5/5/5/5 Dips BW + 17.5# 5/5/5 Wrist Roll Ups 7.5# 1, 0.5, 0.75 A good day lifting. Everything felt hard but not outrageous. Now that's I've laid out my bare essentials, I expect the reports going forward to be a bit more personal. I'm laying these two days out from memory, but I expect I'll just type out my day on one site, and xfer it anywhere else I need it to be. I hope you've enjoyed reading, and I look forward to keeping you updated!