I’ve spent the last six months weight training consistently for the first time in my life. I dabbled throughout college, mainly doing bodybuilding mag crap, and saw little progress. Decided to finally get strong as a New Year’s resolution and so far so good. In February I started doing Rippetoes and made pretty good progress.
I swapped it out a couple months ago for variety but have decided to go back to the basic template with a couple variations. I will be doing parallel box squats instead of free squats and bent rows from pins in the power rack instead of pendlay rows or cleans. Here is workout A from Thursday night.
Box Squat: 155 x 5 x 3
Bench: 135 x 5 x 3
Deadlift: 205 x 5 x 1
Dips: BW x 8 x 1
I started very conservatively on all lifts as I have been feeling pretty burned out lately. The weight felt light on everything and I’m looking forward to increasing on all lifts. Heading to the gym right now for workout B. Will post results when I get back.