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 Post subject: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:27 am 
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I recently discovered Rippetoe's Starting Strength program and decided to give it a shot this year in the gym. I've taken the noob version of the program from Practical Programming and swapped in dips for pull-ups since I'm not even close to being strong enough to do pull-ups yet anyways.

So the routine I'll be following looks like this

Monday

Squat
Bench Press/Press
Dips

Wednesday

Squat
Bench Press/Press
Deadlift

Friday

Squat
Bench Press/Press
Chin ups

Here are the numbers from my first Monday workout

Squat 3x5 @85lbs
Bench 3x5 @85lbs
Dips 2x4

I started working out a month ago after almost 2 years out of the gym. I'm starting really low to make sure I don't miss any of my increments and also because I'm just getting over a pretty bad cold and feeling kind of like ass today. These lifts were pretty easy and I don't expect to have any problem hitting my targets on Wednesday or Friday.


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:39 am 
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Yesterday I picked up some creatine, so I'm starting on that now.

I missed Wednesday, so I did my Wednesday workout on Thursday.

Squat: 3x5 @95
Press: 3x5 @50
Deadlift: 1x5 @95

I also did a few vanity sets on calves and biceps

Calf raise machine 10@200 10@260 10@300
21s: 21@30 19@35

Then as always, I did a half-hour of cardio on the treadmill.


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:51 am 
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Hey, great to see someone doing SS. It really is a great no-nonsense program that will get you strong if you stick with it.

Here's some suggestions on improving your strength for pull-ups - http://stronglifts.com/10-ways-to-get-s ... -ups-fast/

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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:20 am 
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3. Do Chin-ups. Start with Chin-ups. Once you can do 5 reps with proper technique switch to Pull-ups.


This is basically what I plan to do to get to pullups. I used to have a doorframe chin-up bar at home and before it broke while I was using it once and I fell on my ass I was able to do about 6-8 chinups.

I've always had a lot of trouble training my upper back. Until now I usually only use the lat pulldown machine and get stuck at around 80-90lbs. From what I've been reading lately the problem might be that the lat pulldown machine is totally useless.

My gym has an assisted dip/chin/pullup machine but I've never seen it unoccupied for more than 30 seconds at a time so I haven't even bothered trying to get in line to use it. I think I'll just work on chins until I can rep out a dozen of them then try switching to pullups. If I still can't do one pullup by then, I'll jump and do negatives or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:59 pm 
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Squats: 2x5@45 3@65 1@85 3x5@105
Bench: 5@45 4@65 2@85 1@95 3x5@100
Rack Pull-ups: 3xF
Dips: 3x4
Calf raise machine: 10@220 10@260 10@300 10@320 9@320

At first I thought I was going to have trouble finishing my squat work sets because the first one was kind of tough, but the second two were even easier than the first. This is the biggest benefit I notice while supplementing on creatine; It takes a lot longer to fatigue muscles while doing heavy sets.

I decided to start doing rack pull-ups today as an intermediate exercise towards being able to do real pull-ups. This is the exercise where you rest your feet (your heels) on a bench and hang from a bar on the smith machine or a rack with your body bent at the hips in an 'L' shape. Then you do weighted or body weight pull-ups (or chin-ups) on the bar. I couldn't even do one complete rep of body weight which seemed kind of pathetic, but this seems to be a good exercise to get over the zero --> one rep hump for real pull-ups. I expect to improve quickly on this.


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Squats

Warmup

2x5 @45lbs
1x3 @75lbs
1x1 @95lbs

Work Sets

3x5 @115lbs

Press

Warmup

1x5 @45lbs
1x4 @50lbs

Work Sets

3x5 @55lbs

Deadlift

Warmup

1x5 @45lbs
1x4 @65lbs
1x3 @95lbs

Work Sets

1x5 @110lbs

Calf raises

10 @180lbs
10 @240lbs
8 @300lbs
10 @340lbs
10 @340lbs

21s

21 @30lbs
16 @35lbs


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:33 pm 
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Squats

Warmup

2x5 @45lbs
4 @65lbs
2 @85lbs
1 @95lbs

Work Sets

3x5 @125lbs

Bench Press

Warmup

5 @45lbs
4 @65lbs
3 @85lbs
1 @95lbs

Work Sets

3x5 @105lbs

Chinups

3x5

I was able to do one half-assed chinup each set after which I did 4 more negatives.


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Location: Montreal
BW: 182lbs

Squats

Warmup

2x5@45lbs
4@65lbs
3@85lbs
2@95lbs
1@125lbs

Work Sets

3x5@135lbs

I'm starting to feel that 10lb increments on squats every workout is not going to be sustainable much longer. One reason is that I'm definitely not eating as much as I should be because I really want to avoid putting on any extra fat right now. I'm pretty stoked that I have reached squatting a plate below parallel so fast and I'm pretty close to my PR right now for squats. I think that in order to avoid hitting a wall too soon, and to give my deadlifts a chance to catch up I'm going to lower the increments down to 5lbs on squats.

Standing Press

Warmup

5@45lbs
4@50lbs
2@55lbs

Work Sets

3x5@60lbs

These are starting to get pretty hard too, but I feel like I'll be making slow and steady progress for a while still.

Assisted Pullups

8@135lbs (counterweight)
5@115lbs
5@115lbs

I tried using the assisted pullup machine today. Maybe I'll alternate this with rack pullups until I am strong enough to do unassisted pullups.

Calf raise machine

10@220lbs
10@260lbs
10@300lbs
10@340lbs
10@340lbs

dips

3XF

I can still just barely do a few partial reps, but I'm definitely improving here.

Pushups

I've decided to try adding the hundred-pushups program as an 'assistant exercise'. I'll do the prescribed pushup reps on the same days as my SS workouts after everything else.

10, 12, 7, 7, 15


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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:43 am 
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Hey man how's it going? Haven't posted in a while, hope you haven't gave up!

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 Post subject: Re: Xorcist's 2010 SS log
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:46 am 
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chewybaws wrote:
Hey man how's it going? Haven't posted in a while, hope you haven't gave up!


I'm far from giving up! I took some time off because I got two pretty bad colds back to back and decided that I needed to really let myself rest and recover completely. The whole time I obsessed about getting back to the gym!

Monday February 8, 2010

Squats

Warmup

2x5@45lbs
4@65lbs
3@85lbs
2@95lbs

Work Sets

3x5@115lbs

Bench Press

Warmup

5@45lbs
4@65lbs
2@85lbs
1@95lbs

Work Sets

3x5@105lbs

Calf Raise Machine

10@200lbs
12@240lbs
10@280lbs
10@320lbs

Assisted Pullups

7@145lbs (counter-weight)
5@135lbs
3x5@120lbs

Dips

7
6
4

DB Curls

10@12.5lbs
10@15lbs
8@17.5lbs
5@20lbs
5@20lbs

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Squats

Warmup

5@45lbs
4@65lbs
3@85lbs
2@95lbs
1@115lbs


Work Sets

3x5@125lbs

Overhead Press

Warmup

5@45lbs
4@50lbs
2@55lbs

Work Sets

3x5@60lbs

Deadlift

Warmup

5@45lbs
4@65lbs
3@85lbs
2@95lbs
1@115lbs

Work Sets

5@125lbs


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