|StrongLifts 5x5 Progress 7/1/2011|
|Lift||Start (6/6/2011)||Current (7/1/2011)||Gain|
|Squat||135 lbs||185 lbs||+50 lbs|
|Deadlift||185 lbs||235 lbs||+50 lbs|
|Bench||145 lbs||165 lbs||+20 lbs|
|Rows||60 lbs||85 lbs||+25 lbs|
|Overhead Press||45 lbs||70 lbs||+25 lbs|
|Calves||90 lbs||110 lbs||+20 lbs|
|Abs||0 lbs||7.5 lbs||+7.5 lbs|
|Weight||154.6 lbs||162.8 lbs||+8.2 lbs|
I completed 5/5/5/5/3 at 185 lbs. This was a good attempt, but my form still had room for improvement. Dropping all the way down really taxes my legs.
I completed 5x5 at 70 lbs.
I completed 5x5 at 235 lbs. This actually felt better than 225 lbs, but I was really sore the next day. I could tell that my lower back really had to work to stay straight.
I completed 5x5 at 5 lbs. Again, the form was much better than the first time around. I think 7.5 lbs will come easy and with good form next time.
I weighed 162.8 lbs. Another personal record. This was a nice jump. I may not have to increase my calories after all. Of course, when I hit 165 lbs, I will increase to 3300 kcals to stay with the 20x ratio.