After much pussyfooting around and just generally sucking at life, I finally got into lifting heavy stuff. Basic background:
27 years old
Good athlete in HS (soccer, basketball), always really skinny, ~150, probably 160-165 when I graduated. Put on a little weight in college but not much until my senior year where I was ~180. Fluctuated around 180 for a bunch of years. Eventually got up to ~200. Have fluctuated between 200-190 for a while, got as low as 175 3 years ago when I jogged a lot and nearly starved myself.
I am incredibly weak
I have some chronic soreness in my left mid back, up around the armpits, sometimes in my right back. It's likely related to sitting all day + weakness. PT at work said lifting would be fine and would help it if anything. So far it has, but mainly while I'm lifting, right after. So far it hasn't impeded anything. I bought a foam roller. I suck at it.
I used to eat like ****. Now I eat better. Typical day includes a couple of eggs and a piece of fruit for breakfast, a big salad with veggies, beans, tuna or a fish + veggies meal from the grill, maybe snack on some almonds or more fruit, chicken + veggies for dinner, sometimes lamb, sometimes with couscous or something, and about a half gallon of milk (1%) every day. I take fishoil (3-4 caps a day), magnesium (1 a day), and Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM (2-3 a day). I do have a penchant for burger and fries, so I often cheat with that once a week. I also get a sandwich from the deli on occasion.
Anyway, I'm in my 5th week of SS. I just had my 16th workout last night.
From my first two workouts, here were my numbers:
Squat - 85x5x3
BP - 75x5x3
DL - 95x5
Press - 65x5
PC - @#$!!*
Here are the numbers from the workout before last:
Squat - 185x5x3
BP - 130x5x3
DL - 220x5
And finally, here's where my log officially begins. Last night's workout, with video.
190x5x3 (video: set 1
, set 2
These felt pretty good, though bar speed felt slow. I watched the vid of my first set and made a point to try to get lower after that. Did I?
100x5x3 (video: set 1
Overall I'm pleased with these, but I need more stability at the top. I squatted more than that jacked guy in the back.
90x3x5 (video: set 1
, set 2
These were fun. It took me a few weeks to even start doing PCs. This was my first workout where I was able to use full size plates (10kg bumpers). Looking at the vid I can tell my timing isn't perfect, as I'm jumping back, but they look pretty decent to me.
After this I did some NS situps on the slant board. I've decided to do some ab work. I decided this when my whole body starts to convulse while I'm foam rolling.
Feedback greatly appreciated!