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Height: 173 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Location: Bangkok, TH
I have been “casually” weight lifting on and off for the past 13+ years, but never stuck it out more than a couple months at a time or seen any significant progress. Never seen my abs - which is one of my goals after the strength gains I want.
Since living in Bangkok the past 3 years, I have been training more consistently, but not nearly hard enough. The past 4-5 months I decided it was time to change and have been running a few programs until the past 1 month when I decided to start doing Starting Strength to get a good base going.
I eat very well. I have an awesome fiance who loves to cook clean and count my macros for me!
So after 1 month of SS, my numbers are currently:
Bench Press - 70 kg (154lb)
Squat - 90 kg (198lb)
Deadlift - 100kg (220lb)
I am not sure how realistic this is, but my goals by the end of this year:
Bench Press - 90 kg
Squat - 120 kg
Deadlift - 130 kg
Cut enough to see my abs
I have been able to go up in weight every session 3 times a week so far. I plan to continue this until I can’t go up in weight 2 sessions in a row and swap out for something else. Any advice is welcome on this front. I know it will be difficult to increase my strength while also cutting.
I currently go to the gym M-W-F and a Saturday HIIT session with my fiance who is training in a bodybuilding fashion. I may need to cut out Sat soon as my body is starting to have trouble recovering in time for my lifts.
I plan to log all my sessions and maybe some meals here. All feedback is welcome!