I finally started reading Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength. I’ve been meaning to purchase the book for a number of months now, but didn’t get around to it last week. I knew I was going to learn a great deal about strength training and each exercise, but I didn’t know that I was doing the wrong exercise for the past 6 months.
Babbies first weight bench! The bar is a seven footer and only just fits across the room! It’s a 45lb bar too, but testing it out real quick I can bench dead lift and squat it no problem. Can’t wait to put on some weight and see what I can do! Doing Starting Strength for now!
1RM week comes to a close, overall a great week for my #gainz I added 25lbs to my front squat (280lbs) and 30lbs to my bench (290lbs). I think my body genetically thinks it skips leg day. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)
Despite being ridiculously hung over and not feeling an ounce ready for the demands of yesterday’s workout, I finally squatted 200# and pressed 95# (the bigger 25# plates make me look bad ass lol) And not to mention, I’m super close to hitting a 250# dead lift.
Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 125x3, 165x2, 200x3x4
The first set felt super heavy on my back. In my head I was like “oh shit, this is going to be bad.” A bit of a grind on all sets (or at least it felt that way), but I got through it. It feels awesome breaking the 200 mark. *Pats self on back* Video coming soon.
Press- 45x5, 60x5, 75x3, 85x2, 95x2, 95x3x3
I only got 2 reps up on the first set. Not enough hip drive or rest after heavy squats. Set 2 was a grind and a half. It felt like an hour went by for one rep. I redeemed myself on the last two sets though.
Dead lift- 135x5, 175x3, 215x2, 240x5
Overall a great workout. It took way too long to recover, but that was my own doing.
1RM week concluded, overall very pleased with my progress. Made huge #gainz on all my lifts. Today front squat was 280lbs and bench was 290lbs. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)
It was a light squat day, but I still felt the need to flex my “guns” in my new beast mode t-shirt. It’s been quite the emotional roller coaster over the past couple of weeks, so this simple thing somehow made it easier to focus.
Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 115x5, 135x5, 155x5
Bench- 45x5, 65x5, 85x3, 100x2, 115x4x3
My bench hasn’t felt heavy in a long time, but today it felt more like a grind. Still got through all of it with no missed reps.
Chins- Assisted x5x3, x10
Ugh, I hate chins, but I am getting stronger. I will do body weight pull-ups!
People don’t care about you as much as you think they do. GO TRAIN. :)) #fitblr #fitspo #fitness #gym #eatclean #cleaneating #crossfit #startingstrength #soccer #squat #nonewfriends #bodybuilding #strength #powerlifting #strongman <3 @rebeldietitian