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Old 01-04-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Well, today was day 1 of my new work out routine at my new gym. Havn't been a member of a commercial gym since 1997 and it felt weird being there (and its nice to notice some things never change - nutty people still doing unusual exercises - like one guy pencil thin doing "curls" with huge amount of weight but only about 1"-2" range of motion).

I'm doing the Rippetoe's starting strength program as follows:

Weeks 1 - 3:

Workout A
3x5 Squat
3x5 Bench Press
1x5 Deadlift

Workout B
3x5 Squat
3x5 Standing military press
3x5 Pendlay Rows

3 onward (unless it messes with the core lifts)

Workout A -
squats - 3x5
benches - 3x5
deadlifts - 1x5
dips - 2x8

Workout B
squats - 3x5
standing press - 3x5
3x5 Pendlay Rows
pullups 2 x 8

I'm basically following this guide:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224

About me: 6'1, 187.5lbs (post morning shit), Age 31.

Supplements: ON 100% Whey, Prolab Creatine Mono, Multivitamin

My goal is to work this fucking program like a mule until I can works it no more. In other words, my goal for 2007 is to go from "novice" to "intermediate" while taking as much advantage as I can from day by day progression.

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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Today's Workout

I started with workout "B" simply due to the day of the week I began on.

Workout B
3x5 Squat - 75lbs
3x5 Standing military press - 75lbs
3x5 Pendlay Rows - 115lbs

As expected I hit all my targets easily... looking at the anticipated weight progression, this won't be the case in a month or so.

Yeah, my weights are lame - A2G squats especially - but I have never trained A2G before and atm I have NOTHING out of the low position. Just for fun the other day I loaded 225 on the bar and pumped out 5 easy squats about 3" above parallel (like I used to train when I was younger). A2G pwns my ass atm , but this will change. No wonder people don't want to squat properly, I felt like a girl lol. However, leaving my nuts in pants was the biggest challenge today, new gym, playing with light weights, but I did it.

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leaving my nuts in pants was the biggest challenge today, new gym, playing with light weights, but I did it.
That's the main thing.

1 question, should you be increasing or weight for each rep or no ?
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From what I understand from what I've read, you do a few warmup sets and then hit the same working weight for 3x5.

It is horribly possible I'm wrong however!
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No, I'm not saying your wrong. There is so many different programs out there. Just wondering.
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Cool.

Its all the same across the work sets...

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All sets listed are "work sets" in the format "sets x reps per set". The nomenclature does not include warmups (discussed in Section V - Specific Routine Questions - look in the Table of Contents). All sets are done with the same weight (known as "sets across" - look in Table of Contents, Section VIII for further info). You should be working quite hard by the last set of each exercise, but ALL exercises are done with perfect technique (look in the Exercise section of the Table of Contents)
And yeah... variations of things were killing me during the selection process. I decided on this one due to the KISS philosophy.
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Im starting the same program on Monday as advised by Eric3237. ill post a journal as well. I finally got a log book so ill copy it here. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Oh and thanks for the link, good info.
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My goal is to work this fucking program like a mule until I can works it no more. In other words, my goal for 2007 is to go from "novice" to "intermediate" while taking as much advantage as I can from day by day progression.
I've never heard anyone say those words. I could almost cry .

Did kethnaab just post the entire Strarting Strength book, lol? This'll be great to watch, tally ho!

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Im starting the same program on Monday as advised by Eric3237. ill post a journal as well. I finally got a log book so ill copy it here. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Oh and thanks for the link, good info.
I was kind of hoping someone else would be starting this soon as well. I'll definitly be keeping an eye on your journal when you kick it off. It'll be interesting to see how two different fellows will do on this starting at roughly the same time.

Thanks for the support guys. I know I won't have a problem doing the workouts (I've been working out 4x per week at home prior to this), it's the eating enough & sleeping enough that will be the biggest challenges while working full time and having a social life (aka: partying = getting laid).
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Stationary Bike - 8 minutes warmup.

Workout A -
squats - 3x5 - 80
benches - 3x5 - 115
deadlifts - 1x5 - 225

Fun workout today.

Worst part was missing the bus and having to walk home in the pouring (and cold) rain!
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