Hello T-Nation. I’ll start off a little about me I guess.
I’m a chemistry major pre-med with many volunteer hours logged and a semi-tough upcoming semester academically (General Physics 2, Organic Chemistry 1, History of Western Civilization which is hard for whatever reason). Spare time is not something I have a lot of at this point so pulling this off will be somewhat of a magic trick.
I’ve been into the theory of bodybuilding and strength training for awhile now and I figure its about time to put that to use. I lifted in the past and put on about 40lbs (125-165) 3 years ago but didn’t lift consistently or squat at all. I used “Starting Strength” for about 4 months (ending about 3 weeks ago) before my bench stalled (lifts will be posted below). I lost the cord to my camera but as soon as I find a way to get pictures on here, I will.
I’ve set up some diets and routines for people who are just starting into lifting so I’m not a total donk when it comes to training I guess(did I mention I play poker?). Although, I believe as Dave Tate said, “no matter how much you think you know, you know nothing,” which I firmly believe in. Basically, I’m open to any and all criticism.
Starting Strength results:
Bench before: 135x2
Bench end: 165x7
Deadlift before: 205x2
Deadlift after: 265x5
Squat before: 115x5 (not a typo)
Squat after*: 185x5
*sprained my knee skateboarding about 2 months into the program. I was starting to stall on squat anyway. My legs suck.
Muscle memory is an issue here as my lifts at one time were a little bit higher than they were when I started.
I’m hoping to see a lot of comments/criticism! First workout was yesterday; will post after this as this is getting long.
EDIT: Diet is 3600 calories over 5 meals. 30% fat, 30% protein, 40% carbs. This will be interesting as I don’t know my body that well yet. Things are bound to change but calories are starting low because BF is around 15% right now.