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#1

Been lurking on T-Nation for awhile now, so I thought I might as well start a log. I've decided that I've been messing around to much in the weight room and it's time to get serious. I've decided I still need to get my strength up and I think I can still milk a beginners program for some gains. So I will run a modified version of starting strength.
Some info:
- 5'8"
- ~190, and doughier than I would like, but I've never been lean so nothing new
- Also, I have a moderate case of gynecomastia.
- 21 years old
Recent PR's:
- Bench 245
- Squat 315
- Deadlift 425
- OH press 185
- BW pull ups 12

I started conservatively so I would have time to get use to the frequency and have room to work with.
Questions and comments welcomed.


#2

Monday 1/2/11
-Squat 225x5,5,5
-Bench 205x5,5,5
-Pendlay rows 175x5,5,5 haven't done these in awhile but they felt pretty good

Wednesday 1/4/11
-Squat 235x5,5,5
-OH 135x5,5,5
-Deadlift 335x5
-Some pull ups


#3

Friday 1/6/12
-Squat 245x5,5,5
-Bench 210x3 205x5,5 first set felt weird so dropped down, I'll try 210 next time
-Pendlay rows 155x5,5,5 better form this time
-some curls and tri extensions

Back to school on Monday.


#4

1/9/12 First day of classes.
-Squat 255x5,5,5 felt easy enough, need to push knees out more
-OH 145x5,5,5 pretty easy
-Deadlift 355x5 tried hook grip then switched to mixed on the last 2, still easy enough


#5

1/10/12
Bench 205x5,5,5,5,5
Pendlay Row 175x5,5,5,5,5
OH press 95x12,12,12
Facepulls x some
Curls and triceps

1/12/12
Squat 265x5,5,5,5,5
some light good mornings

Switched to an upper lower. I have the time and it doesn't make the upper lifts suffer as much.


#6

1/13/12
OH press 145x5,5,5,5,5
Pull ups BWx6,6,6,6,6
DB Bench 65x10, 80x10, 90x8
Facepulls, curls and triceps


#7

1/16/12
Squat 275x5,5,5 switched to low bar, feels more powerful 315 for sets in no time
Bench 215x5,5,5 progressing nicely
Pull ups BW x some


#8

1/18/12
Squat 285x5,5,5
Bench 225x5,5,5
Pull ups

1/19/12
Squat 295x5,5,5
Bench 230x5,5,5 last one was a real grinder
Pull ups


#9

1/21/12
Bench 230x5,5,5
Squat 295x5,5,5
Pull ups and facepulls

1/23/12
Bench 235x5,5,5 really hard and long rest periods
Squat 315x5,5,5 Form was off today but I can tell that the strength is there I just need to dial in my technique.
DB Rows and Facepulls


#10

1/25/12
Bench 240x5,4,2 fucking sucked, tweaked my shoulder too, gonna alternate press with bench
Squat 325x5,5,5 hard, may be able to get a vid up of this
Pull ups BW 50x3, just fucking around with some of my friends
DB rows 75x20,85x20


#11

1/27/12
Squat 335x5,5,5 HARD
OH press 155x5
Pull ups
After squats I just didn't have much energy and felt kind of sick, so I called it good.


#12

1/30/11
Squat 345x4,2 just wasn't going to happen today
some DB bench and rows
facepulls


#13

Me squatting 325x5x3

I don't know how to embed it, hopefully the link shows up.


#14

2/4/12
Squat worked up to 385x1. I think I have 405 in the tank.
Behind the neck push press 205x1
Pull ups and junk


#15

2/6/12
Squat 385x1, 405x0,0 I missed so high on these it doesn't make sense.
DB bench 85x15,12
Tri Extensions