Hello all, I've been a long time lurker on here (bout 4 years...I was directed here for nutrition information and kept coming here for the articles).
I've been a skinny weak guy most of my life with not much athletic skill (5'11" 145lbs about). I've tried lifting weights on and off but never really had consistent access to a gym so never got anywhere. Make matters worse at some point I lost my balls and decided to eat strictly vegetarian I got down to about 140lbs eating that way.
I started doing a dumbbell and body-weight routine in February of this year and switched to Stronglifts 5x5 when I got a power rack and olympic bar in my house. I really enjoy squats and deadlifts so the program seemed good enough for me.
My weight went from 150lbs-165lbs (went higher but that was fat and I lost it now)
Pendlay Row-125lbs 5x5
Overhead Press-80lbs 5x5
Deadlift-195lbs 1x5, 205lbs 1x1
I started with an empty barbell on everything and 95lbs on the deadlift
I've been following the program as prescribed 3 times a week mon-wed-fri I do pull-ups and pushups frequently too, just sets of 25 for pushups and 10 for pullups
Problem is I still feel weak as shit. A lot because when I got to 115lbs on the squat I racked the barbell wrong and it fell on the back of my neck.
It just bruised my spine and I was fine, but I deloaded to the empty bar again to ease my neck. My right shoulder had been bothering me from benching alone but now I have a training partner, I think that will help my pressing and rowing if my shoulder is not getting screwed from benching wrong.
Before and after I lift I stretch and warm up my hips, legs, and shoulders really well. I wasn't doing that in the beginning but now that I've been doing it for a few weeks I feel like it's helped my joints and muscles.
I haven't written a food log but I know what I eat daily here's an average day when I lift
BREAKFAST: 2eggs, ground chuck cheddar omelet 16oz of whole milk and fruit
PRE-WORKOUT: Meat (a tuna steak or pork chops) and rice with 16oz of whole milk
POST_WORKOUT: either, meat (like sirloin steak) potatoes/rice or a protein shake with whole milk ( I eat both meals just usually switch which comes first.
LUNCH: turkey sandwich with cheese and spinach on whole wheat with fruit and 16oz whole milk
DINNER: Steak, pork chops, or chicken breast, vegetables like carrots or green beans and rice or potatoes. and of course 16oz of whole milk.
I know that's not exactly specific but that's pretty much what's in my diet, I like to think I eat "clean" I don't eat junk food or many processed foods and I only drink water and milk.
That finishes my "about me" I posted that hoping someone could point out any mistakes I'm making that may not be obvious to me
As for my goals, I want to better my technique on the compound lifts I do, and use my 300lbs weight set for at least 2 exercises. I'm also trying to gain weight.
Sorry about the great length, I just wanted to be helpful in you helping me. If I missed anything let me know
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Skinny guy started doing stronglifts 5x5 to get stronger went from 150lbs-165lbs
Wants to get stronger and keep gaining weight. I want to know what I could add or change to my routine, and as far as any diet issues I have.