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Old 03-10-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Corny's log and stuff

I'm gonna start keepin a log here

Im a few weeks into starting strength now, just gonna keep riding my novice gains for awhile

Where I started:
5'11'', 159 lbs, 18 yo
Squat: 95
Press: 55
DL: 135
Dips: 3x5
Chins: 3x5
note: weights intentionally low, focusing on technique at first

Where I am today:
Squat: 165
Press: 70
DL: 195
SU: 10x3x10

Im doing the Wunsler program, with dips instead of bench and i added sit-ups on A day. I just had to go and F--- with the program, didn't I?

The squats are starting to get hard, but i think its more of a mental tax than a physical one. In the last two sets, the fourth rep was the slowest/sloppiest, with the fifth going up fine.

Dave's thread inspired me, there's a 3 lb briket braising in the oven right now. That things going down tonight.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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I'm gonna start keepin a log here

Im a few weeks into starting strength now, just gonna keep riding my novice gains for awhile

Squat: 165
Press: 70
DL: 195
SU: 10x3x10

Im doing the Wunsler program, with dips instead of bench and i added sit-ups on A day. I just had to go and F--- with the program, didn't I?

The squats are starting to get hard, but i think its more of a mental tax than a physical one. In the last two sets, the fourth rep was the slowest/sloppiest, with the fifth going up fine.

Dave's thread inspired me, there's a 3 lb briket braising in the oven right now. That things going down tonight..
Hello to your log! Edit your first post to tell us where you are starting from, it will be cool to see how you progress....height/weight/age and such.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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Corny's log is an excellent name for this thread. Welcome.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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Good call on the starting points. And thanks for the welcomes; it'll be good to get comments and help
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:42 AM   #5
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One other thing you could do is a floor press along with dips.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:41 AM   #6
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Yesterday i got to play disc golf for the first time in a while. It was perfect weather for it too; sunny, mid-60s with a breeze. Good times. Not enough to eat though.

I failed my first squat weight today. I think its mental though. I have the strength somewhere, its just a matter of pushing hard enough. Maybe my CNS just needs to adapt/catch up.

Squat: 175 (4,5,4)
Dip: 3x9
Chin: 3x9 (9,9,7f+2)
Back ext: 10x3x10

My grip didn't fail on the chins, which i thought would be my limiting factor. Im not sure if thats good news or not.

Im contemplating whether to add heavy 3x5s for dip/chins after i get 3x10 or 3x15. I think i'll alternate heavy with high rep either way
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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I had fried plantains for the first time today, cooked in bacon fat and topped with bacon and maple syrup. Tasty

Tomorrow I gotta shop for a suit for my cousins wedding, will be great fun (the wedding)
Its not till may but i will be back in school indefinitely until the end of the semester
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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Reset my squat today, form had been shaky anyway

Squat: 155 (did first set with 165. bad math)
Press: 75
DL: 210

Press and DL still feeling good
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #9
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Squat: 160 (sticking with 5 pound jumps now)
Dips: 3x10 - I think i'll start alternating with heavy 3x5s
Chins: 10, 2-i did something weird to my left hand/ring finger. better safe than sorry
Back ext: 10x3x12
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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Squat: 165
Press: 80
DL: 225
SU: 10x3x14

The dl surprised me today, it got tough quick. I am feeling more confident with the squat, Im hoping to keep the 5 lb jumps for awhile. Press feels good. Lower back fried though.
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