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.