Jwood's Starting Strength
Here is my log of my current workout, I can not promise to update this all the time but I will do my best to update it once a week at least.
Here is my version of starting strength (notice the similarities to M&B's version)
Workout A Workout B
Squat 5x5 Deadlift 5x5
Bench 5x5 Military Press 3x8
Barbell Row 5x5 Pullups 3xfail
Tricep 2x10 Incline Press 3x8
Shrug 1x10 Bicep Curl 2x10
These workouts are done 3 days a week, alternating
ex. Week 1, A,B,A Week 2 B,A,B
My current stats are 6 feet tall and 214 pounds. I have been doing this workout for almost 2 weeks I will post my current weights later on tonight or tomorrow, critiques are welcome
Good to have you here Jwood. The first one to a 350 bench buys the protein drink!
You got it bud, I think I am going to include the bulldozer style for bench press every once in a while, I have also been substituting t-bar rows and barbell rows everyother workout. I feel as though I cheat a lot when I do barbell rows, but t-bar helps keep better form.
I always had the same feeling with BB Rows. I stay away from them...just never liked them. I do T-Bars and DB Rows.
Welcome.! let me know if you have any questions, and I will do the same.
Whats your goals?
I am not positive on my goals now, I have been giving some thought into doing a powerlifting competition after I see what my numbers get to. So right now I am really just trying to get stronger while not really worrying about weight as long as I stay under 220 for another year.
Goal: 3 lift total- 1350
Current weights (using a max calculator and my 5 rep maxes)
These should be close to my maxes and my goal is to get this as soon as possible and then create new goals!! So, I guess I am bulking.
Bench press with bands 5x5
160 x 5 for 5 reps each
Dumbell overhead tri extension
100 x 3 sets of 10 reps
I felt really strong today on tris
Man, Jwood, the more I look at your numbers, the more I see natural powerlifter. Whatever you do...bodybuilding, strength training, or whatever, just keep adding more plates.
I thought I was a beast at 20 being able to do reps with squats @350. You have me beat and then some.
By the time your thirty you'll be deadlifting houses. I didn't even reach my matured strength until close to 30.
And I hope to see you push through and get over 1,350.
Thanks M&B, I am starting to really enjoy powerlifting more than anything, I really enjoy lifting heavy weights.
I forgot to mention that on my off days I am doing some sandbag training, and sled drags. Keeping it short so it doesnt effect my lifts.
I am gonna try to log now as much as I can before I start working. Definitely looking for some critiques. I feel like I am deadlifting a lot and it may be a little too much, but my weights are still rising so I am not sure if I should change it.
Deadlift (heavy day)
325 x 5
375 x 3
415 x 2
315 x 5 rest pause
Shoulder Press (smith machine)
Pullups bodyweight plus 25 pounds
all to failure
Incline press dumbell
95 x 3 sets of 10
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