|StrongLifts 5x5 Progress 6/22/2011|
|Lift||Start (6/6/2011)||Current (6/22/2011)||Gain|
|Squat||135 lbs||170 lbs||+35 lbs|
|Deadlift||185 lbs||215 lbs||+30 lbs|
|Bench||145 lbs||155 lbs||+10 lbs|
|Rows||60 lbs||75 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Overhead Press||45 lbs||60 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Calves||90 lbs||100 lbs||+10 lbs|
|Abs||0 lbs||7.5 lbs||+7.5 lbs|
|Weight||154.6 lbs||161.6 lbs||+7 lbs|
I completed 5x5 at 170 lbs. I think I've finally got the low-bar position figured out. My problem was that I wasn't keeping my upper back straight. This workout, I squeezed my shoulder blades together as hard as I could, and low-bar position felt pretty comfortable. The 170 lbs felt good. Last workout, 175 lbs felt really heavy, but now I think I'll get 5x5 no problem on Friday. It's crazy that leg muscles grow that fast.
I completed 5x5 at 60 lbs. Getting harder, but I've still got a ways to go before reaching my max.
I completed 1x5 at 215 lbs. This was pretty hard. The bar was coming off of the floor really slowly, but I got all 5 reps out and probably could have done more. I don't know if I'm actually about to stall or if this is just the first time I've really pushed my deadlift.
I completed 5/5/5/2/2 at 7.5 lbs. I improved from last time, but I was hoping for more on the last 2 sets.
The guy in the squat rack next to me was doing low-bar squats with good form at 225+ lbs. He moved on to overhead press then deadlift. I almost asked him if was doing StrongLifts too. If I see him again, I definitely will.