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Old 02-04-2011, 07:16 AM   #21
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

Eating enough? Getting video of your form for critique? Continuing to work on mobility? K-Star's stuff would fit nicely into warmups or rest days.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #22
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

It looks everyone has given some great advice. Its up to you now to use it. Just make sure you are eating enough calories and intaking enough protien to help your body recover and grow. Good luck!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #23
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

Update:

I'm over 2 months in SS and here are my numbers, old/new. Still progressing with 5lb increases every workout.

Squat- 1/11- 175x5x3 3/15- 280x5x3

Bench- 1/12- 155x5x3 3/15- 205x5x3

Press- 1/11- 105x5x3 3/10- 150x5x3

Dead lifts and Power Cleans i spent alot of time with my technique and didn't really bump up the weight. My technique is better but still isn't all that legit by any means now, but it's improving.

Current weights

Dead- 3/15- 240x5

Power Cleans- 3/10- 130x5x3

In a month or so i'll figure out what my 1RM are for all, but as of right now i'm only focused on my program.

Thanks for all the advise.

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:27 AM   #24
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

You should keep pushing the weight on your deadlifts--right now you're squatting 40lbs more than you're deadlifting, which means your deadlift gains aren't able to keep helping out your squat gains for much longer.

If you're worried about your form post a video or see a coach, but as long as it's reasonably solid you should start bumping your deadlift weight by 10-15lbs per workout. Remember a slight amount of back rounding is pretty much inevitable around reps 4 and 5 of a heavy set, so if that's the worry don't panic too much about it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:41 AM   #25
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

I want your squat numbers. FML.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:01 PM   #26
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

Usually when someones squat is that much higher than their deadlift, their squat is incorrect, usually too high. Deadlifting is easier technically but harder in terms of brute strength, so if you can squat 280 below parallel but are only pulling 240, somethings way wrong.

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Old 03-17-2011, 12:54 PM   #27
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

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Usually when someones squat is that much higher than their deadlift, their squat is incorrect, usually too high. Deadlifting is easier technically but harder in terms of brute strength, so if you can squat 280 below parallel but are only pulling 240, somethings way wrong.
Maybe i didn't explain enough...

My squat is legit @ 280 x 5 x3

The reason my DL #s are low is that when i started SS i had never done DL or Power Cleans in my life. So as i progressed and added weight on my other lifts, i stayed at the same weight on my DL and Power Cleans for a few workouts to work on technique.

240 is not my max at DL by any means, it's just the number i last lifted. I am adding 10lbs a workout to my DL and Power Clean, so those numbers will catch up soon enough.

My squat is getting heavy, but i can tell is not near my 5RM yet.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #28
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Re: Just Started "Starting Strength"

Okay,

Since Mid February I was doing a quite a bit of traveling and my lifting days got all screwed up.

I also decided to stop SS and switch to Justin Lascek's S&CP

With SS only 3 days a week, even though i needed to recover it seemed hard not to do any kind of work on the off days. That's just me i guess. SS really works though. I like that S&CP involves conditioning, which i usually do 40yrd sprints x 10 or a RP 2K row to stay at the 6-8 minute range. I'm pretty happy with it so far.

I had to reset my numbers after missing workouts and doing workouts sporatically. My schedule has mellowed out alot and i know i can stick to the new program.

New #'s

Squat- 250
Bench- 180
Press- 120
P. Clean- 130
Dead- 260

I've been using the 40%-60%-80% formula for all my warm up sets. I've been increasing weight on each lift by 5lbs, except for the DL which has been 10lbs.

I've done ring dips AMRAP x3 and usually get 5-6 each round.
Pull Ups AMRAP x3 (With Blue 1/2" Band) i get max of 10.
Dead hang body weight i can get 3, which is up from 0 at the beginning of SS.

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