Hi! I'm a 19 year-old male. 6' on a good day.
I'm starting this training journal so I can get feedback from you all and see if I'm progressing at a good rate.
I'm doing the Stronglifts 5x5 method.
I weight trained for a year and half starting when I was about 16, but stopped because I wasn't progressing.
All weights are at 5x5 except for starting bench weight and all deadlifts (1x5 for these).Start
All measurements are in POUNDS (I can do kilograms if people would rather see that).
Bench: 115 (this was max at time, probably more like 105 for 5x5, but I was being dumb).
2 chin-ups (when I did them at start of workout)
Unable to do dips.As of 9/21/10:
Bench: 130 (I progressed horribly on this because I was too eager to add weight, so I often stalled. Now benching
with correct form for an honest 5x5. Feels much better.)
OHP: 80 (Same problem with this: was too eager to add weight. I'm smarter now.)
Deadlift: 265 (I love what these do to my body: destroy it! lol)
4 chin-ups (at END of workout this time, so tired at this point)
Dips: 8, 6, 6.
I don't know what I currently weigh, but on 8/14 I weighed 165 and on 8/26 I weighed 171 (both measured
first thing when I rose). I will add some before/after photos in about 3 weeks. I hope they show good change... I have
no idea if I'll be happy with the changes.
I'm on a vegan diet, of course!
I'd appreciate any honest opinions on my progress (or lack thereof).
Edit: Forgot to mention my goals. I've like to get bigger and stronger (duh). I don't mind adding some fat with the muscle (I'm a very disciplined eater (like all vegans
), so I'm not worried about cutting later.