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Progress - Advice?


#1

I'm on my 4th week of weight training. I lifted some weights freshmen year in high school but only for about a month and just threw around weights like most young kids do. Now I'm 23 182lbs and 6'2" with around 14-15 bf%.

Mondays workout was as follows:

Flat Bench - 185x5
175x5
180x5
175x5
190x5

Shoulder Press - 95x10
100x8
95x6

Close Grip Bench - 115x5 (underestimated myself)
145x5
135x5
140x5
140x5

Todays workout:

Power Cleans - 135x5
140x5
145x5
145x5
150x5

Bent Rows - 125x10
135x8
145x6

Wide Grip Pullup - 3 sets until failure

Spare my workout plan because it isn't one that is on this website, I may switch soon anyway once I get a hold of a gym membership or more equipment. What I'm really asking is if my stats sound descent for a month into training? If any tips or advice can be given I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks,
Brandon


#2

Side note: On friday’s I do squats, deadlifts and calf raises. I need more weight as I only have about 190lbs of weight for my deadlifts, and I don’t have a squat rack so I can only do higher reps/lower weight until I build one.


#3

Your stats are decent for a month into training IF they’re significantly higher than they were a month ago. And overall for someone who just started working out your lifts aren’t awful. Mine were certainly a lot lower when I started, but I was 15 years old.

Also, definitely pick a program (or at least read a lot) on this site, and get a gym membership. And work out legs. And read a lot about diet too.

EDIT: Saw your second post, you do work out legs, so nevermind that sentence.