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tank 11-13-2011 01:27 PM

Starting my powerlifting career with Madcow's 5x5 : tank's training log!
 
What this log is all about...

After lifting on and off for a couple years using sh*tty split routines and fighting genetics with diet plans, I finally decided to trim body fat by starting a strength routine and doing cardio between lifting days. 3 weeks into my routine and I have seen the light....

....I don't want to be a bodybuilder. I want to be a powerlifter. I am finally having fun. I've always enjoyed working out, but I thought it was because I was "sculpting". Really, I liked getting bigger and stronger.

A few years ago I used Starting Strength for a number of months (can't remember exactly how many) and honed my technique in the big 3. After completing SS, I moved on to various inefficient splits that used the big 3, but not for what they were meant. As of October 25 (starting date of current training cycle) my lifts were: 235 x 5 / 200 x 5 / 275 x 5


Goal: To use linear progression until it stops working to become as strong as possible.

Stats: 24 years old male, 200 lbs.

Training: Madcow's variation of Starr's 5x5 until linear progression ceases after several stalls and resets.

Diet: Eat tons.

Supplements: Myofusion (Protein), Fish Oil

I work night shift, and I'm deployed, so that's why the times and dates may seem crazy. It may be easier to understand if you add 12 hours to all the times I write. I'm going to "transfer" my log from another site, so the next few posts will be from prior workouts. I'm bored at work, so I have time to get them up here.


To all regular posters and motivators: I look forward to your input and following your training too! I also look forward to logging from the very beginning of my powerlifting career through many meets and victories and learning from all of you!!

Thanks for stopping in!:biglifter:

tank 11-13-2011 01:43 PM

Week 1, Day 1
 
Date: 24 OCT 11

Workout: Week 1, Day 1
Time: 7:20 AM 8:20 AM
Duration: 1 Hour


Squat:

110 x 5
140 x 5
165 x 5
195 x 5
220 x 5


Bench:

95 x 5
115 x 5
140 x 5
160 x 5
185 x 5


Row:

70 x 5
85 x 5
100 x 5
120 x 5
135 x 5


Decline Sit Ups:

BW x 35
BW x 30
BW x 20

:biglifter:

Chillen 11-13-2011 01:46 PM

Wooooooooooooooosh..................First in. :)

You will do well with this log. Keep rocken on! Sometimes the journey (not its destination) educates you on what you want out of fitness.

Stay tough, and be buff! :)


Chillen

big_swede 11-13-2011 01:49 PM

Welcome to MAB! Looking forward tothis log, good luck man!

tank 11-13-2011 01:50 PM

Week 1, Day 3
 
Date: 26 OCT 11

Workout: Week 1, Day 3
Time: 4:35 AM 5:35 AM
Duration: 1 Hour


Squat:

110 x 5
140 x 5
165 x 5
165 x 5


Press:

80 x 5
95 x 5
110 x 5
125 x 5


Deadlift:

160 x 5
190 x 5
225 x 5
255 x 5


Decline Sit Ups:

BW x 40
BW x 20
BW x 20

:biglifter:

LtL 11-13-2011 01:52 PM

Welcome to the site. Look forward to following your journey.

LtL

tank 11-13-2011 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chillen (Post 188641)
Wooooooooooooooosh..................First in. :)

You will do well with this log. Keep rocken on! Sometimes the journey (not its destination) educates you on what you want out of fitness.

Stay tough, and be buff! :)


Chillen

Thanks bro! Totally agree.

Quote:

Originally Posted by big_swede (Post 188642)
Welcome to MAB! Looking forward tothis log, good luck man!


Thanks to you, too, bro!

tank 11-13-2011 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtL (Post 188644)
Welcome to the site. Look forward to following your journey.

LtL

Thanks bro! you posted as I was thanking chillen and big swede lol.

tank 11-13-2011 01:57 PM

Week 1, Day 5
 
Date: 28 OCT 11

Workout: Week 1, Day 5
Time: 5:35 AM 6:35 AM
Duration: 1 Hour


Squat:

110 x 5
140 x 5
165 x 5
195 x 5
225 x 3
165 x 8


Bench:

95 x 6 (accidentally did 6 reps)
115 x 5
140 x 5
160 x 5
190 x 3
140 x 8


Row:

70 x 5
85 x 5
100 x 5
120 x 5
140 x 3
100 x 8


Decline Sit Ups:

BW x 50
BW x 30
BW x 20

:biglifter:

tank 11-13-2011 02:01 PM

Week 2, Day 1
 
Date: 31 OCT 11

Workout: Week 2, Day 1
Time: 4:45 AM 5:45 AM
Duration: 1 Hour


Squat:

115 x 5
140 x 5
170 x 5
195 x 5
225 x 5


Bench:

95 x 5
120 x 5
145 x 5
165 x 5
190 x 5


Row:

70 x 5
90 x 5
105 x 5
125 x 5
140 x 5


Decline Sit Ups:

BW x 65
BW x 25
BW x 25

:biglifter:


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