Hi my names James and I've decided to start a training log to motivate myself more and to get tips of more experienced lifters. There's nobody really in my gym doing strength training.
My goals are simply to keep putting on muscle mass and increase strength, I really want to hit a 1.5xBW bench press and 2xBW squat and maybe a 2.5 deadlift but that might further a long the road.
My stats are:
I recently finished the stronglift 5x5 program getting up to a 1.5 body-weight squat for full 5x5 and now I have decided to move onto the texas method for a new experience. I was originally thinking of doing 3x5 and then 1x5 but the lifts had started to get a bit monotonous
First session went as follows
squat 5x5 70kg
bench 5x5 45kg
deadlift 2x5 80kg
dips 3x15 body-weight
DB bench 16kg 8 8 8
I was lifting lighter than I should have probably started off with but this was due to a few reasons. 1st i had been abroad for a few weeks and was doing quite the opposite of training. 2nd I did want to start off too heavy in case it gets too hard too quickly so just to ease myself in. 3rd there is a heatwave in Ireland for the first time and the gym has no air conditioning so it felt like a lot more work, I am either going to go the gym at night or early in the morning because 2pm was not fun.
Nearly forgot the program does say to do 1x5 deadlift but I felt good after the first so gave it another shot.