I started the program on the 2cnd of January meaning its basically 8 weeks on friday since i started.
Basically my figures were around (w/o barbell weight):
80kg deadlift 8x3
50kg smith squats 8x3
50kg smith bench 8x3
Around 2 weeks into starting strength i bought a power rack and have been training at home since.
(including 10kg 7ft barbell weight, this is included on my totals, as i am trying to reach at least ‘decent strength’ from the ‘Are you strong?’ article)
Deadlift: 110kg 1x4… 5 next session
Squats… deep and painful: 85kg 3x5
Bench… good rom and form: 63kg 3x5
Weight: from 157 to around 164.
I was wondering what sort of gains have others seen in the 12-week period and especially if you have noticed any specific areas of greater gain, because I would be lying if i said i thought this program was improving my body vastly, and despite it going against everything I’ve learned, i cant help thinking my arms just arent growing as quick as they could especially on this program (yes, i know its only 8 weeks, yes im going to probably get flamed for saying this). I realise i have put on weight, but if anything its starting to make me believe in more bodybuilder style training for my goals: looking good. (still using the proper exerices mind you, just with added ones for hypertrophy/volume training)
Either way i’m sticking it out till I’m at a decent level of strength, I just want to know the general opinion here on my progress and see if I’m being naive/stupid/idiotic with how fast i want to see a big difference and need someone to give me a beatdown.
& Don’t have anything picture worthy yet, i’m leaving that until I’ve done some hypertrophy training for awhile after this… probably wise.