Starting Strength, for the guy with little girl strength

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Justintegra, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Justintegra

    Justintegra White Belt

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    a few notes.

    1.) Other than dinking around on the Smith machine in my company's gym, this is my first time going through Starting Strength, or any strength program for that matter.

    2.) I am embarassingly weak. This after day 1 is the hardest part for me, and if anything will be my undoing, it will be this. I'm a 28 year old man; I don't even want to post this, but I need the accountability and support

    3.) I was successful at all exercises, I didn't have any failures.

    4.) Squats were JUST short of parallel. Flexability was the stopping point, but I pushed it.

    5.) free barbel is SO much different than the Smith machine. I struggled with balancing the bar and got wobbly at times, not to the point of danger, but I had trouble with stability.

    6.) my 5RM's seem a little weird. bench same as squat, etc. hopefully these seperate in the next 2 or 3 weeks, or I am doing something wrong, right?

    7.) DOMS in my quads is already intense just an hour post workout, even for such the low weights. these definatly are my weakest link right now.

    8.) PLEASE comment, I want both the negative critique, and the positive support.

    And without further adoo...

    Squat
    45lb. 1x5
    60lb. 1x5
    85lb. 3x5 work sets

    Bench Press
    45lb. 1x5
    55lb. 1x5
    70lb. 1x5
    85lb. 3x5 work sets

    Deadlift
    45lb. 1x5
    95lb. 1x3
    130lb. 1x2
    155lb 1x5 work sets

    ETA: immediate goals are 1.5x body weight squat and benchpress, and 2x body weight deadlift. current weight: 200lb.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
  2. K1 Hughes

    K1 Hughes Orange Belt

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    There are some small women on this forum who are very strong, so little girl strength might not be so bad by those standards haha

    Good luck in your training.
     
  3. Ethan

    Ethan Green Belt

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    Good luck and don't worry about what you're lifting, just do it. Starting strength is a great program
     
  4. WitchCraft

    WitchCraft Blue Belt

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    Hell yeah!

    Good luck with your training. Right now you are being out-lifted by the little girls here :)
     
  5. tsukongk

    tsukongk Orange Belt

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    Don't worry, barring any accidents or horrible form on the squat, chances are your squat will leave you bench faaarrrr behind. I used to have that problem, too.

    Good luck with your goals!
     
  6. Justintegra

    Justintegra White Belt

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    workout two. doms was so severe after day one in my quads this is the first day I've been able to put work in.

    I'm pretty sure i'm not engaging my hamstrings at all and my quads are carrying it all out of the hole on my squats, it damn near killed me Tuesday-Thursday. I think I did a little better today, but I can tell already I screwed the pooch again and my quads are going to feel shredded tomorrow. REALLY hoping I recover before Monday so I don't have another setup. I did NOT increase weight on the squats this time hoping I could better my form, which I'm not sure I succeeded at. I may try box squatting to help me find how to fire the backside. I'm a little discouraged atm, but I am not broken. I can't let this break me.

    Squats
    45lb. 1x5
    60lb. 1x5
    85lb. 3x5 work sets

    SOHP
    45lb. 1x5
    55lb. 1x5
    80lb. 3x5 work sets

    Power Clean
    45lb. 1x5
    55lb. 1x5
    80lb. 3x5 work sets

    sandwiched it between 10 minute jogging sessions.

    I wanted to add some positive analysis, for myself more than anything else. I WAS successful in hitting parallel on my squats this time around, where I wasn't quite there on workout one. I did find i leaned forward coming out of the hole from that deep though.
     
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