Hello. I am 27, almost 28 years old so I’m past the peak testosterone years. I am 5’11" and only weigh 145 lbs. I work in a physically demanding job that requires both strength and cardio endurance. I’m not bad at the running but am generally weaker than most of my peers. After having some embarassing experiences I intend to fix this. I decided that the program Starting Strength would be best for me because right now I just want to get strong in as little time as possible and don’t care too much about aesthetics. I bought the book and read it although I admit I skimmed over a lot and mainly just paid attention to how to do the exercises. I started training last Monday…and stalled already so I decided to log my sessions where other people can view them and offer advice. Here are my current stats.
Squat 205 lbs for 3x5
Bench 160 lbs for 5,4,3 (those are all the reps i could do for my 3 sets)
Deadlift 235 lbs for 1x5
Overhead press 85 lbs for 3x5
Power clean 125 lbs for 5x3
So as you can all see I’m pretty weak. The squat bench and deadlift stats are from earlier today and the other two are from Monday.
My squat has been stuck on 205 since last Friday. I actually managed to do 3 reps of 210 on Monday but was completely done after that so it didnt count. I tried again today but felt like I got weaker and 205 was my limit again so I struggled to finish 3x5 with that weight for the second time.
Everything else has been going up slowly so no complaints yet. I guess I should be eating more? I plugged everything i eat in a day into the myfitnesspal app and it was less than 3000 cals so I’m more than 1000 short of my 4000 goal. I hate being an ectomorph! And GOMAD is not an option for me. I tried it and crapped straight liquid for the rest of the day.
The only supplements I take are c4, whey, and a test booster. I probably might not even need that last one but I am a bit past the peak testosterone age so whatever. Tomorrow is an off day so I’ll be posting meals that I eat and their calorie value. And I’m probably gonna do some cardio tomorrow because my job does require it.