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My Training Log


Well to make this quick,
Im 20, 6'2 173lbs and I will be starting
StrongLifts 5×5 Beginner Strength Training Program Sunday.

My lifts to start this program are (in lbs)
Bench 135 x 2 (lol)
Squat ATG 212.5
Deadlift 215 x 4

I will give this 100% and push myself to the limit, I am very serious and will be very dedicated.

Just moved into a new house got my own home gym setup, did a 2 week taxing program (high reps very short rest) to get back into things after taking 2 weeks of from moving. In total iv been working out around 3months.

My diet will consist of me basically eating anything i want (obviously clean and healthy) but making sure i get a minimum of 100gs protein per day (i might post my daily intake not sure).

My Goals ~ Im hoping to slowly get to around 190 around spring time my main interest is basketball and improving my overall athletic ability and achieving a 35' vertical by the start of this summer. All i care about are strength gains.

Workout A Workout B
Squat 5x5 Squat 5x5
Bench Press 5x5 Overhead Press 5x5
Inverted Rows 3xF Deadlift 1x5
Push-ups 3xF Pull-ups/Chin-ups 3xF
Reverse Crunch 3x12 Prone Bridges 3x30sec

Thats the program i will be following tuesday/thursday/saturday.
The program suggest to really start of conservative so my lifts saturday will be.

Squat 135 5 x 5
Bench 115 5 x 5

and for the next session workout B
Deadlift 155 1 x 5
OverHead Press 55 5 x 5

Well tomorrow off then it starts. 100% dedicated and focused. Im writing this here because its easier then to write on a notebook :stuck_out_tongue: and maybe some people will support me on this haha

Squats Will be increased by 5lbs each workout. Deadlifts by 5-10 lbs each workout. Bench will be increased by 2.5lbs so will overheadpress.


Well today was the first day

decided to start abit higher with the squat since 135 x 5 would have been taking a step back anyways here was the day

~Squat 155 5x5

~Bench 115 5x5

~Inverted Rows
1 x 8
1 x 7
1 x 7

~Perfect Pushups
1 x 20
1 x 12
1 x 10

Reverse Crunches
3 x 12

~ BW 1 legged atg squats
3 x 5 each leg( i will be doing these every workout because i use a very narrow stance
squat stance which is more quad dominant, so i want to make sure my glutes dont get left behind)

~ 10min on the elliptical

Well that was the day, was abit fatigued from playing 3+hours of basketball yesterday but it was a pretty easy day, cant wait till tuesday to up the weight.

Oh yea mixed my protein shake with arizona tea instead of just plain water, amazing taste.

Im out


Squat 160 5 x 5
OverHead Press 55 x 5
Deadlift 155 1 x 5
Pullups (only count full ROM) 1 x 8, 1 x 5, 1 x 4

Planks (short rests) 3 x 30sec
Decline Weighted (25lb situps) 3 x 8

Pretty good workout, abit fatigued from too much basketball recently, and might have 3 hours of volleyball practice later today so hopefully i can move better in afew hours. Peace.