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Old 07-30-2007, 02:36 PM   #6
Kevin Perry
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Began Starting Strength today:

Squat: 45 x 5 x 2
65 x 5 x 1
85 x 3 x 1
105 x 2 x 1
135 x 5 x 3 (going to try and move up by 5 or 10 next workout)

The form as described in SS definately takes time to get used to but the feel of it is much better. I could definately feel my entire body working together. It is kind of odd having the bar just below the shoulder blades though.

Bench Press: 45 x 5 x 2
65 x 5 x 1
85 x 3 x 1
105 x 2 x 1
125 x 5 x 3

Press: 45 x 5 x 2
55 x 5 x 1
65 x 3 x 1
75 x 2 x 1
85 x 5 x 3

Pull-ups (overhand): 3 sets to failure

Crunchs: 3 x 10

The press is by far the most difficult lift for me. I can't get passed 85-90 and havn'nt gotton passed that for at least a year now. Hopefully this program will fix that but im sure I need to tweak the amount of warmup and work sets I do with it. Would be a good idea to invest in bumper plates and 2 1/2 lb plates as well.
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