Well, after reading through Hunt0r's journal last week I decided I should start my own. Figure it should keep me motivated and hopefully if there's any flaws in my routine someone will comment. I'm 4 weeks into the routine already and have put on exactly 10lbs, but I'm not sure if any of it is muscle. lol I started at 165lbs and now am at 175lbs, but the stomach has increased in size too. But from what I understand I have to eat like a maniac to get bigger, and then I can cut down when I'm at my goal. I'd like to get to a relatively lean 185lbs which should look decent on my lanky 5'11" frame. I've always been VERY thin, so the fact that I'm up 10lbs already is good news. I use the FatTrack digital body fat calipers to keep an eye on things. I don't think they are very accurate, but as long as they are consistent it will do fine. I measured 12.5%bf yesterday which is up from 11.75%, but I don't think that's right as I would think I'd be a lot tighter at either of those numbers. Anyway, I'm doing the basic Rippetoe routine and eating as much as I can handle while trying to keep it clean.
3x5 Squat - 135 lbs
3x5 Bench Press - 135 lbs (only 3 reps on 3rd set)
1x5 Deadlift - 155 lbs
Dips - 10/7
Vertical Leg Raise - 15/15
Pretty happy with today's workout as both the Bench and the Dead were the most I've ever done. I think I can move the squat up to 140 Wednesday as well, but I seem to lose form if I bump up too quickly, so we'll see. For some reason I have a tendency to lean forward and push off of my toes, so I've really been trying to focus on staying on my heels. I don't think my numbers are going to be going up very fast as I'm not a big guy to start with, but this is the most I've ever done in the 15 years of off and on pointless workouts, so I'll take what I can get. OK, that's enough for today's entry. lol