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Noobie Looking To Get Strong!

About me:

21 years old, was super nerdy in high school and was addicted to Everquest II, looking to get strong and improve my life by starting a proper training routine.

Stats- 5 ft 8 160 lbs

I have been lifting for about 1 year and I gained about 10 lbs in that first year, but I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I only did curls, DB Bench press, skullcrushers, leg extensions, and situps, all with high reps(20-30), poor diet, and inconsistent training. After doing some research, I have come to the conclusion that I need to start strength training on a proper routine. Yesterday I did my first workout on Starting Strength. This thread will track the progress on my journey to ultimately competing in a powerlifting contest( hopefully :slight_smile: )

Workout A (8/6/2013) (Yesterday)

Squat 115x5 115x5 115x5
Bench 105x5 105x5 105x5
Deadlift 135x5

Sweet man, I hope you do well in your powermeet, even though my goals are purely aesthetic. I’m guessing you also like watching WSM contest. I’m also quite nerdy remembering playing Diablo 2 lod and Diablo 3 for a while before it got boring.

Welcome! Eat big, lift big, sleep big

Good luck dude and welcome.