Starting 5-3-1 on 5/10/2010
I’ve been lifting for about a year and a half. I grew up very small. I played football, basketball, track, and swam in HS. Swimming was my most accomplished sport, football and basketball (whichever was in season) was my favorite. I still play basketball in my work league, golf, and softball along with just now getting into power lifting.
After college I didn’t do anything for a few years (2003-2008). My buddy got me into Strong Lifts 5x5 after I tried to start running after a bad cholesterol report at 27. I had good results there for a long time. We did our first PL competition in March and I put up 1157 in the 198 class. Not a great total, but plenty of time to get better.
I hope to get feedback from the forum on my training. Tips, suggestions, and motivation are always welcome. I’d also like it if every once in a while someone would remind me that I’m a little wimp and call me out when I’m being a pussy. I lift a lot more than almost anybody else in my gym, so I get a lot of smoke blown up my ass, but I know I need to do better.
Squat 3x5: 325
Bench 5x5: 260
Press 5x5: 165
Dead Lift: 385x5
Dead Lift: 452