Hi everyone, I came to this website to learn about exercising because I have been lifting off an on for the last two years and I always felt that I was doing something wrong. I discovered after coming to T-Nation I knew nothing about lifting. After learning about the difference between compound and isolation and all that good stuff I finally feel like I have an understanding of the lifting world!
MWF - College(9-2 in the morning)
MWF - After school, the lifting program
TT - Work
MTT - Jiu Jitsu and MMA (7-9 at night)
I am pretty busy.
The program that I am doing is called “Practical Programming Novice Program.” I came across this when I was recommended Mark Rippetoe’s “Starting Strength.” It is on the SS Wiki page and says that it is a program by Mark Rippetoe. The reason I have chosen this program over the original SS program is because SS calls for Power Cleans which I can’t do, do to my gym itself.
Here is the Program if you are unfamiliar with it.
Practical Programming Novice Program
3x5 Bench press / Press (Alternating)
Chin-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps
3x5 Press / Bench Press (Alternating)
3x5 Bench Press / Press (Alternating)
Pull-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps
I started this workout yesterday and I loved it. It seems to hit the whole body and it’s a quick day at the gym which I like.
Yesterday was day 1 and these were my stats. (Don’t Laugh)
Bench Press(3x5) - 95lbs
Chin-ups(3xFailure) - 8/4/4
I am pretty weak but that’s why I came here! If you see anything wrong or have any suggestions please say something!