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I Have 15 Years (ish) to Intimidate My Daughter's First Boyfriend

#21

Looks like the weights are climbing nicely. I think it’s actually a good decision that you’re doing a bit of conditioning with Starting Strength. It might put you in a better position when you transfer into your next program. I’m excited to see your strength gains man

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#22

You say that now but come the 16th March…

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#23

My wife’s Irish and my father in law is a sore loser and a worse winner, so we have no choice but to win that game. My sanity depends on it.

#24

Thanks - me too ha! Welcome along for the ride

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#25

haha dream on son, you’re going down…in Cardiff too. :wink:

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#26

you are dangerous close to be uninvited to the official grandslam party I’ll be hosting in this log when we win.

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#27

27/2/19 Starting Strength Day 7
Squat/Bench/Deadlift

Squat
20x5
40x5
60x3
70x1
75x5x3 - 70x1 felt tight and strong so went for the 5kg jump and nailed it

Bench
20x5
30x5
40x3
50x1
52.5x5x3 - bench felt a little off today, the bench is very narrow and sometimes feels like my shoulder blades are falling either side of it

Deadlift
40x5
60x5
80x3
100x1
110x5 - this felt good - quick off the floor and felt I could’ve gone heavier

Inverted rows
pin 11 (not on platform) x 10, 7, 6 - still not quite right, will persevere for now.

Conditioning
incline treadmill sprints - 20%, speed 7, 15s on/45 s off - did 2 and then called it - belt sped up every time I started running, and so I had to run harder to keep up, which made it faster etc. felt quite unsafe. Might need to find an alternative form of conditioning. I’ll have a re-read of the conditioning section of the 5/3/1 book but any suggestions are welcome. I like complexes but think that I need something slightly less demanding given the recovery needed for starting strength.

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#28

struck down with a cold over the weekend so had to miss a session. Back and firing today.

05/03/19 Starting Strength Day 7
Squat/OHP/Power Clean

Squat
20x5
40x5
60x3
75x1
80x5x3 - another 5kg jump, felt good after missing a session

OHP (power cleaned first rep of each set)
20x5
30x5
35x5
40x1
42.5x5x3

Power Clean
40x1 (missed second rep)
40x2
45x3x5 (a couple of false starts on a few of these sets, technique letting me down)

Inverted rows
Pin 12 (platform) x 10, 10, 6 (first set in particular felt very good, will rest more next time)

Conditioning
Spinning bike x 10 mins x average 90 rpm

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#29

Last night’s session

07/03/19 Starting Strength Day 8
Squat/Bench/Deadlift

Squat
20x5
40x5
60x3
85x1
87x5x5x3 - didn’t have a 5kg jump in me today

Bench
20x5
30x5
40x3
52.5x1
55.5.3

Deadlift
40x5
80x5
100x3
110x1
115x5 (had to go for mixed grip)

Used ‘touch and go’ on deads today (previously did dead stop and reset for each rep) felt much better.

Inverted Rows
Platform, pin 12, x 10, 10, 7 (getting there, felt it all in my arms, biceps and forearms very tight after second set).

Conditioning
Spinning bike - 15 minutes - average 93 rpm

Tuesday’s session was better to be honest, but progress nonetheless.

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#30

10/03/19 Starting Strength Day 9
Squat/OHP/Power Clean

Squat
20x5
40x5
60x3
85x1
90x5x3

OHP
Power clean first rep each set
20x5
30x5
40x3
42.5x1
45x5x3

Power Clean
50x3x5

Inverted Row
Pin 12 on platform x 10,10,9 - so close…

No conditioning today, wasn’t really feeling it today and had to force myself to get through all the lifting

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#31

Think of the look on the young punks face when he looks at you, that should give you some inspiration to do some conditioning. :+1:
I’ve been fairly lucky with the daughters boyfriends, she had 1 that was a complete wanker, but she got rid of him quickly, the dude she’s with now is switched on and doing his PhD etc, plus she’s now 22, but I’d still go and sort him out if shit went south and he hurt her. I have however scared my 13 year old sons mates when they’ve come around and I’ve been squatting or Deadlifting. Haha.

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#32

that was some fine inspiration sir

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#33

12/03/19 Squat/Bench/Deadlift

Squat
20x5
40x5
60x3
80x1
90x1
92.5x5x3

Bench
20x5
40x5
50x3
55x1
57.5x5x3

Deadlift
60x5
80x5
100x3
115x1
120x5 (mixed grip)

Inverted Row
Platform, pin 12 x 10, 10, 9

Conditioning
Spinning bike - 15 minutes, average 98 rpm

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#34

last night’s shift:

14/03/2019
Squat/OHP/Power Clean

Squat
20x5
60x5
80x3
90x1
95x5x3 - first four reps of the last set were great, last rep was super slow - but all in all this session felt better than last time squatting

OHP - power clean first rep each set
20x5
30x5
40x3
45x1
47.5x5x3 - felt really good - could’ve gone heavier

Power Clean
50x2
55x3x5

Inverted Row
Platform, pin 12 x 10, 10, 10 - perseverance! time to shift to a greater angle

Conditioning
mixed it up today - did some burpees and KB swings - with hindsight not a great idea given how much i felt the session as a whole in my lower back.

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#35

17/03/19
Squat/Bench/Deadlift

Squat
20x5
60x5
80x3
95x1
97.5x5x3

Deadlift - no benches free had to go out of order
60x5
80x5
100x3
120x1
130x5

Bench
20x5
40x5x3 - did a few sets to find a grip width that didn’t bother my right shoulder
50x3
55x1
60x5x3

Inverted row
Platform pin 11x8 (lost footing), 10, 8

Conditioning
Spin bike 15 mins 86 rpm - felt sluggish today

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#36

I have a knife and fork for you if you’d like to eat those words

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#37

This post aged well, haha.

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#38

Well done blocky, trust you had a great day and night. Wales were superb and Ireland made far too many errors. Wales deserved to be champions and nobody could begrudge Gatland this send off.

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#39

great session, love the big 3 in one!!!

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#40

It may surprise some of you to hear that I’m actually still going - not another beginner that flames out after a month I promise - I just find copying out my logbook after every session incredibly tedious.

I’ve stuck with Starting Strength for about 2 months now and my best lifts are:

Squat - 105x5 for 3 sets
Deadlift - 135x5, 150x1
Bench - 70x2
OHP - 50x5 for 3 sets, 52.5x3

I’m going to be shifting to 5/3/1 now with the following training maxes:

Squat: 105kg
Bench: 65kg
DL: 135kg
OHP: 50kg

I’ll stick with 3 days per week (usually tues, thurs, sun). I’ll be doing two cycles back to back per 5/3/1 beyond but they will be 4 week instead of 3 week (as I’m only training 3 days per week) with the deload on week 9. For the first two I’ll be using the following template:

Bench
5/3/1
FSL - pyramid back to first set and do another ‘+’ set
BBB - 50%
Band pull-aparts between warm-up sets then dumbbell rows between all work sets including FSL and BBB

Dips - set/rep scheme TBC for now I’m expecting lots of sets of 1-3 reps until I get the strength up on these

Face-pulls/rear work

Squat
5/3/1
FSL - 5x5
Calves work - few sets of raises with final squats weight

Front squats - 5x5 to learn the movement for now, then probably 5s PRO for these

Inverted rows - graduating to pull-ups/chins eventually - aiming for 3x10 before increasing angle until I get to horizontal.

Abs

OHP
5/3/1
FSL - pyramid back to first set and do another ‘+’ set
BBB - 50%
Band pull-aparts between warm-up sets then dumbbell rows between all work sets including FSL and BBB

Dips - as above

Face-pulls/rear delt work

Deadlift
5/3/1
FSL 5x5

RDL - 5x10

Inverted rows - as above

Abs

Starting this with bench tomorrow - any comments on my proposed template most welcome

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