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#1 OFFLINE   dlewis8589

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Just a log Im gonna keep while Im doing a starting strength(ish) routing. I just started a few weeks ago as well with my gripper training, I am so close to a #2 close I can taste it lol. 

 

Probably won't be the most exciting log on here but gotta start somewhere.

 

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and if you have any comments/suggestions please don't be shy!



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

03/30/2014

 

Squat: 3x5-105lbs

 

Overhead Press: 3x5-75lbs

 

Deadlift: 1x5-125lbs

 

Dips: BW-3x8

 

Plate Wrist Curls: 3x10-10lb plate



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

4/1/2014

 

Front Squat: 3x5-85lbs

 

Bench: 3x5-80lbs

 

Power Clean: 5x3-60lbs

 

Pullups: 3x5(just barely!)-BW

 

Reverse Plate Wrist Curl: 3x10-5lb plate

 

 

4/2/2014

Grippers-

Warmup then single attempts on my #2 for an hour.

Sooooo close


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

Good stuff!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

4/3/2014

 

Squat: 3x5-110lbs

 

Overhead Press: 3x5-77.5lbs (last rep was sketchy, keep weight same)

 

Deadlift: 1x5-130lbs

 

Dips: 2x8-BW+5lbs

         1x5-BW+5lbs

 

Plate Wrist Curl: 3x10- 10lbs 


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:22 PM

Starting strength is a program that I'm very familiar with... I've cycled it twice.
Your strength level is nearly identical to mine when I began this program a year ago. How much do you weigh?

Yori

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

Starting strength is a program that I'm very familiar with... I've cycled it twice.
Your strength level is nearly identical to mine when I began this program a year ago. How much do you weigh?

Yori

150lbs. 

 

Yah im liking it so far, can't wait till the next time i dead lift so i can use the 45's lol!

 

How much did your lifts improve while running it? How long did you run it?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

I'll keep an eye on this log, good luck!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

I'll keep an eye on this log, good luck!

Thanks man!

 

Nowhere to go but up!



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:39 AM

I've never tried Starting Strength, but I know a lot of people have gotten pretty darn strong with it.  Good luck, and quick question, is the overhead press strict or push press.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

I've never tried Starting Strength, but I know a lot of people have gotten pretty darn strong with it.  Good luck, and quick question, is the overhead press strict or push press.

Strict



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

Welcome to the board bro, it's nice to meet you. I'll be following along and best of luck to you! Train hard and eat like it's you're last day on earth :-D
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Welcome to the board bro, it's nice to meet you. I'll be following along and best of luck to you! Train hard and eat like it's you're last day on earth :-D

Thanks man! will do!

 

Honestly the eating is as hard as the training for me lol



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Starting strength is a program that I'm very familiar with... I've cycled it twice.
Your strength level is nearly identical to mine when I began this program a year ago. How much do you weigh?
Yori

150lbs. 
 
Yah im liking it so far, can't wait till the next time i dead lift so i can use the 45's lol!
 
How much did your lifts improve while running it? How long did you run it?

Just checked my log, and I ran the program 10 weeks for the first round.
I was untrained before I began, and I threw out my back a few weeks into the program. So if you keep healthy, you will get more out of it than I did.

Bench: 125 to 145 upon leaning form. 165 after program was completed.
Squat: 130 to 155
Deadlift: 200 to 275

My bodyweight remained constant at 127lbs. Only now am I learning how to eat.
A couple tips: make a smaller jump if you can. As a beginner with questionable form, it's better to get used to heavier weights slowly.
Cleans involve explosive movement and should be done before any other lifts.
Always emphasize form.
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

As a beginner with questionable form, it's better to get used to heavier weights slowly. Cleans involve explosive movement and should be done before any other lifts. Always emphasize form.

 

Good advice! 



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

 

 

Starting strength is a program that I'm very familiar with... I've cycled it twice.
Your strength level is nearly identical to mine when I began this program a year ago. How much do you weigh?
Yori

150lbs. 
 
Yah im liking it so far, can't wait till the next time i dead lift so i can use the 45's lol!
 
How much did your lifts improve while running it? How long did you run it?

Just checked my log, and I ran the program 10 weeks for the first round.
I was untrained before I began, and I threw out my back a few weeks into the program. So if you keep healthy, you will get more out of it than I did.

Bench: 125 to 145 upon leaning form. 165 after program was completed.
Squat: 130 to 155
Deadlift: 200 to 275

My bodyweight remained constant at 127lbs. Only now am I learning how to eat.
A couple tips: make a smaller jump if you can. As a beginner with questionable form, it's better to get used to heavier weights slowly.
Cleans involve explosive movement and should be done before any other lifts.
Always emphasize form.

 

Wow! very Impressive progress at that bodyweight. 

I watched some of your weighted pull up vids, those were insane!

 

Gives me allot of hope that i can achieve great strength gains without having to put on 50lbs.(although i wouldn't mind that at all).

 

Good point on the cleans, ill start doing that.

 

Do you think 5lbs a workout is too much? I know i won't be able to do that all that long but thats what the program says to do. I did get 1.25lb plates for OHP though.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hey thanks, I appreciate it.
You can indeed get stronger without gaining weight. Just a week ago, I showed up at a grip comp after cutting 20lbs, and I was stronger than ever.
Though I should add that weight does help enormously, and we both could use some extra weight.

5 lbs a session should be perfect. Great move on the small plates.
Don't get too greedy and try to move up 10 lbs every session. Don't feel bad if you have to take some weight off, can't make a 5lbs increase, or if you have to get out the gym early.
It's all about strength in the long term.

Good job on the hurt you're giving the #2!
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

04/5/2014

 

Power Clean: 5x3-70lbs

 

Front Squat: 3x5-90lbs

 

Bench Press: 3x5-85lbs

 

Pullups: 2x5-BW

             1x6-BW

 

Reverse Plate Wrist Curl: 3x10-6.25lbs

 

 

Grippers: Watched Paul Nights setting video to see if it would help me get that last cm, it didn't but that was one on the shortest gripper workouts I ever had. Spent the whole time trying to set like him and it beat the shit outa my hands! Im sorer now than from hour long sessions. The first time I've actually bled from grippers. I guess i just don't have decent enough thumb, wrist and upper body strength to set very well yet, my hands are 7.5 inches. Gonna get some chalk and see of that helps at all. Well I guess I know what I gotta keep practicing lol.

 

Quick question about setting, when he tells you the hand position to keep the gripper from sliding back, am I supposed to keep my wrist cocked back when I close or wrist parallel to the elbow and gripper perpendicular to the elbow?

 

Thanks again everyone for the support!



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

Just curious:  What are your current best 1RM lifts on the main starting strength movements?  



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:43 PM

4/7/2014

 

Squat: 3x5-115lbs

 

Overhead Press: 3x5-77.5lbs 

 

Deadlift: 1x5-135lbs

 

Dips: 3x8-BW+5lbs

 

Plate Wrist Curl: 3x10- 12.5lbs