Hey, I'm making this journal mainly for myself to keep me motivated and keep track of my progress, aswell as anyone who cares to pop in here
I've always been the smallest guy, the skinniest guy. The one who got seen as a bit of a joke. I'm now 21, still small (5'5) which I can't change, and still 125lbs.. That I can change.
I've decided to give Rippetoe's SS a go, I've been reading about and watching videos on it for around 3 weeks and it looks like it's just the thing I need to get kickstarted. I will be doing exactly what Rippetoe perscribes, with the 3 day split, Workout A,2 days off, Workout B.
Supplements I'm taking atm only consist of 100% whey, which I will be taking post workout (1 scoop)
To get bigger, to get stronger.. continued.
Prior to this I have never seen the inside of a gym before. I joined last week, underwent an induction and then went back later on in the week to familiarize myself with the equipment.
My weights are odd numbers because they are converted from KG
Today was my first day on Rippetoe and this is where I start:
(I do not count w/u's)
Squat 3x5 - 103lbs
Bench 3x5 - 77lbs
Deadlift 1x5 - 100lbs
When I got in the gym was pretty empty which was great, I warmed up for 5mins on treadmill because I was freezing outside, then I got straight on with it, started with my squat warmups and graduated to working sets, same with bench.. When I did my deadlifts however I got interupted by someone else who was there who was correcting me on my form. He said I shouldn't be putting the weight on the floor between reps, infact I shouldn't be lowering it below my knees.. He showed/explained to me how I should be doing it and he suggested I stand up straight with the bar in my hands at arms length.. stick my bum out, bend my knees and lower the bar to just above my knee, then straighten up again. This confused me because I thought the whole point of a deadlift was to start and finish each rep from a 'dead weight' Anyway I realise he was trying to help me and doesn't want me to injur myself but it made me feel a little uncomfy for some reason, I can't think why.. but it did..