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New Personal Bests...

I’m getting much stronger and hitting new personal bests, thanks to my new Rippetoe-powered workout. I’ve probably been doing some form of weightlifting for about 6 years now, and in all of that time I’ve never thought to seriously sit down and read some quality weightlifting literature,...

Making Solid Progress...

Completed a solid workout today: Bench: 215 lb x 3 x 5 (first time I’ve ever completed that, ready to move the weight up next week to uncharted territory of 220 lbs) Squats: 200 lb x 3 x 5 (still cycling back up on this and making sure my form is good) Chin-ups: 15 reps, 15 reps, and 13 reps for...

Workout Log (10/17/08)...

Today, I did: 5 x 3 Squats @ 185 lbs. 5 x 3 Bench Press @ 215 lbs. 1 x 5 Deadlift @ 205 lbs. The workout felt decent overall, this is only my third workout going full-body, a big change from my old way of working out (splits). I dropped a considerable amount of weight on the squats and plan to work...

New Workout Changes: Back To The Basics...

So as part of my new workout plans, I will now be focusing solely on the big compound lifts in an attempt to build good posterior and core strength. For at least the next 6 to 9 months, my workouts will now only include: Bench Press Power Clean Deadlift Squats Press Chin-ups/Pull-ups (weighted) I’m...

Workout #1: Deadlifts and Weighted Pull-...

Just a quick update on today’s workout. Exercises: 5 x 5 sets of deadlifts at 185 lbs 5 x 5 sets of weighted pullups Current bodyweight: 159.4 lbs The deadlifts felt solid and my form felt good. I can definitely increase the weight more on those, but just taking it a bit slower and making sure...