Another starting strength thread I know, but I've got to prove I've not bailed and I'm moving forward!
I came to another "is starting strength really all that" moment the other training session, after missing more sets then ever and generally feeling like shit, case in point, I ended up weighing myself later that day, wearing shorts and t-shirt I came out as 173.. I was shocked, even after the toilet and no clothes i was above 170! Above 170 for me is a huge milestone.. I'm finally above the "160 pound skinny guy" stereotype.
So it all sounds good, but I have some problems/questions.
-More missed reps, best example is my 5RM squat which is 107kg for the first set and I even feel like slightly more would be possible, but my second set even after 2 1/2 minutes rest has been like 2/3 reps, and my third set worse still if I don't take any weight off. As always I persist with using near maximal weights, think the most i have completely 3x5 at fully though is 104kg, so I'm going to try 106kg next session
-I have a cut on my finger so i didnt want to put it under too much pressure with a full set of heavy deadlifts, instead I opted for the obviously far less stupid option of trying a 1RM in it that session... 140kg went up okay and I think there's at least 145kg in me in terms of 1RM, going to try 138kg next session for 5.
-Bench update: tried rack presses due to no spotter, seem like a decent alternative and definitely better then doing shitty form bench press I think.
-Arm training. My arms are behind the rest of my body in terms of size and at just 13" if there is anything i can add which will definitely help i want to know about it.
Now the fun part, form checks!
Squat warmup (right back position?)
107kg Squats (I know my elbows are still flared out, corrected it since I think, but besides that)
Deadlifts (no longer touch and go)
Thanks to anyone who has the patience to read this! Included a progress picture too.