I’ve tried Starting Strength a twice in the last year, both times giving up after a few months. I really like the program, but both times life got in the way. My weekend day was fine, but the sessions during the week were too long (family/9-6 job) and I couldn’t set aside enough time, especially on Power Clean days. Ended up stalling and resetting a lot because my training was hit or miss.
I’m starting back up a third time, but I think a four day split, with two on the weekends, shorter sessions would work better, and optional accessory work if I have time, would work better. I’d like to keep my weekday sessions to 45 minutes so I can lift over lunch. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated.
My current stats are:
Squat (working set): 105 – progress still going good
Power Clean: 70 – still going good. Weight more due to technique than strength.
Deadlift: 125 – really starting to struggle to break the floor here.
Bench: 66 (bleh) – very slow, but steady progress. Started at 52kg and completed ~20 bench sessions.
Press: 45 (bleh) – very slow progress. Started at 32kg and completed ~20 press sessions.
Accessory: Front Squat 2x8
Accessory: Dips 2x8
Accessory: RDL 2x8
Accessory: Pull up 2x8