Strong lifts is something ive known bout for a while but been way more interested in the typical split routines or the magazine workouts were so familiar with. well, i guess you could say ive matured. so ima give this a shot for 12 weeks like the sight says and keep track of my progress on here as well as on paper. bear in mind i aint no newby to the compound lifts. when i played rugby i was squating upwards of 235 and pulling 250 so my legs arent exactly toothpicks. i kinda have the opposite of most guys. lower body is way bigger then upper. bench has never gone past 135 and press has never been in triple digits. so heres hoping this increases my numbers across the board.
goal:add weight and gain raw strength
stats: age/18 weight/160 squat/235x5 dead/250x1 bench/135x5 ohp/90x5
today was first day so i started out with empty bar for squats and bench and did 65 for rows. felt like a queer lifting that light but good things come to those who wait. got to perfect my technique so that was good. guess thats the point.
squat: 5x5 45 then one set of 5 for 135 just cuz
bench: 5x5 45
pendlay row: 5x5 65
4 sets of pullups to failure
2 sets of dips to failure
2 sets of leg raisess to failure.