|StrongLifts 5x5 Progress 6/24/2011|
|Lift||Start (6/6/2011)||Current (6/24/2011)||Gain|
|Squat||135 lbs||175 lbs||+40 lbs|
|Deadlift||185 lbs||215 lbs||+30 lbs|
|Bench||145 lbs||160 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Rows||60 lbs||80 lbs||+20 lbs|
|Overhead Press||45 lbs||60 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Calves||90 lbs||105 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Abs||0 lbs||7.5 lbs||+7.5 lbs|
|Weight||154.6 lbs||161.8 lbs||+7.2 lbs|
I completed 5x5 at 175 lbs. After accidentally putting 175 lbs on the bar 2 workouts ago and struggling, it's amazing to think that I completed all 5x5 reps without much of a problem.
I completed 5x5 at 160 lbs. After failing at 155 lbs, I was worried that my progression was going to come to a screeching halt and that future progress on bench was going to come painfully slow. Completing all the reps at 160 lbs on the first try really encouraged me. I hope that I can continue on the progression without deloading for quite some time. This is also definitely a new personal record for me. I have never done 5 legitimate reps at 160 lbs, let alone 5x5.
I completed 5x5 at 80 lbs. I focused more on keeping my shoulder blades together and keeping my lower back straight. The rows felt better, and I've got a lot more progression ahead of me.
I completed 5x5 at 105 lbs. I can feel the burn in my calves, but the weight doesn't seem all that high, and I don't struggle. I think this can be attributed to my lack of previous calf training.
I completed 5/5/2/5/4 at 7.5 lbs. These are just a real challenge. It's time to deload for my next workout since this was my 3rd failure at 7.5 lbs. I'll be going back to 0 lbs. On a side note, my abs already seem pretty big. I need to get rid of just a few percent body fat and I'd have a nicely visible six pack. I've wondered whether I really need to keep doing a separate ab exercise, but I've never seen anyone complain about having abs that that are too big. So I'm going to continue with them.
I weighed 161.8 lbs. I'm so close to 162 lbs. I guess an extra fifth of a pound isn't anything significant, but for someone like me, who has never weighed 162 lbs, it's a big deal. I'm always hoping that when I step on the scale after a workout, I'm going to see the biggest number I've ever seen.