|StrongLifts 5x5 Progress 6/27/2011|
|Lift||Start (6/6/2011)||Current (6/27/2011)||Gain|
|Squat||135 lbs||180 lbs||+45 lbs|
|Deadlift||185 lbs||225 lbs||+40 lbs|
|Bench||145 lbs||160 lbs||+15 lbs|
|Rows||60 lbs||80 lbs||+20 lbs|
|Overhead Press||45 lbs||65 lbs||+20 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 180 lbs. Nothing new, just some heavier weight.
I completed 5x5 at 65 lbs. We rushed these sets so that someone else could use the squat rack. I only got about a 45 second break between sets, but it was still no problem.
I completed 1x5 at 225 lbs. This is a new personal record. Before starting StrongLifts, I could only do 225 for 1 rep. I feel like it's important to mention when I break my "before StrongLifts records", because on Mehdi's website, everyone reports their progress from the bar. It's hard to gauge how much actual strength they gained because there is a lot of fluff in the numbers. I could lift 165 lbs on squat before StrongLifts. I could have started with the bar and said that I gained 135 lbs on squat, but I've really only gained about 15 lbs.
I completed 5x5 at 0 lbs. I deloaded after failing 3 times at 7.5 lbs. I can say that my form was much better than when I started.
I weighed 161.8 lbs. I wanted to weigh 162 lbs, but it didn't happen. I gained 0.8 lbs in the last week. I want to gain a pound a week. So if I have another week of the same, I'll need to increase my calorie intake.