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Re: Stronglifts?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:56 am
by zorg
jasonb wrote:Hi Zorg,

Are you following the Stronglifts 5x5 program? I'm looking to do it after a few months of dropping weight/better conditioning via Simplefit. How long have you been lifting?

Thanks,

Jason


I've been lifting roughly since July 2008. I'm doing - more or less - the Starting Strength routine (by Mark Rippetoe), which I can highly recommend, by the way.

As I'm using my room, I don't have a squat rack or a platform, or a bench, which limits my lifting somewhat. Still, I feel it nicely complements simplefit.
Basically, I'm following a 5/2 schedule: 5 days of working out, two days rest.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:32 am
by jasonb
Cool, I've read really good things about Starting Strength. Have you bulked up a lot? I don't want to particularly get bulkier, but add mass (to effeciently burn calories) and tone.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:41 pm
by zorg
I didn't bulk up much (in fact, even using the word "bulk" is misleading. I'm still lightweight). I've definitely gotten into shape, though, and added muscle. Of course, I'm not strictly following the program, either; and I still do simplefit.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:06 pm
by jasonb
Thanks a lot for the info on lifting. I don't want to get into it yet, as I mentioned (about 3 months out). It's motivating to hear from someone who has. Much appreciated.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:45 am
by zorg
09.01.08

L7D3 - 07:58 - give or take 20 seconds. :(

The timer didn't work properly, and my shoes are not suited for push ups or squats (usually I work out barefoot).

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:12 am
by cheapo
zorg wrote:(usually I work out barefoot).


Me too. I love it.

Too bad about the timer!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:02 pm
by volleyball_man
Best way to workout!

I have VFFs too. I wear Chuck Taylors when its a little colder.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:54 am
by zorg
12.01.09

L7D1 - 24 rounds

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:07 am
by zorg
13.01.09

5x5

Squats
44,50 kg
46,50 kg
50,50 kg
50,50 kg
46,50 kg

Presses
36,50 kg
36,50 kg
38,50 kg
38,50 kg
36,50 kg

Deadlifts
62,50 kg
72,50 kg
82,50 kg
72,50 kg
72,50 kg

Felt cocky, and loaded the DLs heavier than intended. Also, increased Presses. Both increases went well.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:56 am
by volleyball_man
Nice job!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:59 am
by zorg
Thank you! I'm still not back at my pre-vacation PR, though. Next week.

14.01.09

Baby Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters
Pull-Ups
Total Time: 07:42

Accidentally, I used a 24,5 kg barbell, instead of using the same weight as last time. Which makes comparing results a bit pointless.
To make up for that, I added 3x5 Presses at 36,5 kg.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:20 am
by zorg
15.01.09

5x5

Squats
44,50 kg
46,50 kg
48,50 kg
52,50 kg
52,50 kg

Presses
36,50 kg
38,50 kg
38,50 kg
38,50 kg
36,50 kg

Power Cleans
44,50 kg
46,50 kg
48,50 kg
52,50 kg
42,50 kg

So far, so good.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:23 am
by zorg
16.01.09

L7D3 - 07:10

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:44 am
by zorg
19.01.09

L7D1 - 25 rounds

Paced myself with 50sec-rounds, and put in a last-minute effort to get one more round. Pretty pleased with the result.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:16 am
by zorg
20.01.09

5x5

Squats
46,50 kg
48,50 kg
52,50 kg
52,50 kg
52,50 kg

Presses
36,50 kg
38,50 kg
40,50 kg
38,50 kg
36,50 kg

Deadlifts
72,50 kg
82,50 kg
92,50 kg
66,50 kg
66,50 kg