I’m posting for the first time on T-Nation forums though I’ve been lurking and soaking up information for a while now. I decided to have a serious go at lifting weights about 6 months ago and started with Stronglifts 5x5.
After stalling and hurting my lower back a few times I realised it might be a good time to jump ship and start with something that makes more sense. I have no idea what my lifts were when i first started out here are a few approximations from before I began 531. I weigh 82kg and am 175 cm tall.
Squat: 130 kg
Deadlift: 155 kg
Bench: 100 kg
Overhead press: 60 kg
These were my lifts after my first cycle of 531 with BBB assistance work:
Squat: 8 x 100 kg (ORM: 140 kg)
Deadlift: 8 x 125 (ORM: 168 kg)
Bench: 5 x 85 kg (ORM: 101 kg )
Overhead press: 9 x 50 kg (ORM: 64 kg)
I also do a bit of judo so my current goal is to get as strong as possible at a bodyweight of 81 kg. I started my second cycle of 531 with the new 3 times per week full body template and will post mondays and todays workout a bit later.