First off, I may as well introduce myself. I'm a 20 (turn 21 in 6 days!) year old college student who attends Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Age: 20 Height: 5'7" Weight: 139 [3/15/08] I used to lift a bit back in high school and used to weigh in the area of 155, however I cannot remember my lifting stats from those days, but anyway I've started a 5x5 routine with just a little bit of variation. I've been in the gym for the past 2 months, mostly working up cardio and getting in shape. Now I'm looking to add mass, and weigh at least 150. Right now I feel like I need to work a lot on my lower body and core. My current 1RM bench is 155. So here is my log from my first day: [Thursday March 13, 2008] Military Press: Set 1: 65x5 Set 2: 85x5 Set 3: 85x5 Set 4: 85x4 (failed here) Deadlifts: Set 1: 95x5 Set 2: 105x5 Set 3: 115x5 Set 4: 115x5 Set 5: 115x5 Spent a lot of time here working on form with only the bar, all sets felt good and if it were not for an under trained lower back, probably could have gone higher. Squats: Set 1: 115x5 Set 2: 125x5 Set 3: 125x5 Set 4: 125x5 Set 5: 125x5 Chinups: 13 6 7 7 5 Until failure every time, didnt give enough rest on the second set I think. Supplements are 5g of creatine a day and 2 muscle milk shakes (22g ea). Yea I know theyre expensive and theres cheaper alternatives, but I can afford it and I love the taste. Any input would be greatly appreciated Hope to hit the gym tomorrow and post that log as well. Also my lower back is on fireeeeeee today.