SS 5x5 and whatever else will get me there

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  1. SS 5x5 and whatever else will get me there


    Been working out for around 5 years on and off, while overseas a few years ago went from bodyweight stuff to crossfit / OLY lifts which lead me to starting strength around 7 months ago.

    Im currently on a deload on starting strength and if I hit another stall I will switch to madcow 5x5

    stats 7 months ago
    175 lbs 5'10"
    i' ve done GOMAD and eaten like a real pig during that time which puts me where i am today.
    35 years old
    5'10"
    200 lbs
    squat - 245 x 5
    bench - 185 x 5
    DL - 265 x 5
    Check out the starting pics taken cold a few days ago - yeah i have a larger mid section that ever before, I think after this last bulk I will try and fix that

    My new goals for this 8 - 12 week log are as follows
    get my squat to 275 x 5
    bench 200 x 5
    DL 300 x 5
    get stronger and lay down a base to start a cycle of orals (beastdrol) or AAS
    Im eating around 3k cals right now and will up that to about 3500 as best i can
    DIET:
    pre workout shake - 1 scoop whey
    post workout - 2 scoops whey 1 bag of oats tbsp peanut butter
    10 AM - greek yogurt / string cheese
    1230 - chicken breast
    300 pm - protein bar
    6 pm dinner (chicken, rice beans whatever)
    milk milk milk (switched to 2%)
    peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread

    what do ya think?


  2. subd

    before u start using steroids, focus on getting your lifts up and your bf down....
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html
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  3. yeah I know i gotta long way to go Ill post a post workout pic later
    im figuring im at 20% ish bodyfat

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  4. @swollen I agree my bf needs to come down a bit and more importantly lifts need to go UP UP UP

  5. ok yesterday's workout went well I am on a deload
    might have gone back to far but im going to ride this out for a while i am in no rush

    squat work sets 3x5 @ 165
    press work sets 3x5 @ 80
    row work sets 3x5 @ 85

    This was all to light but I am trying to practice the deloading principal in starting strength and bonk out one more time before i start madcow
    also working on form a bit as my squat is always on the toes too much
    my hope is to get to here before i bonk out
    squat 275 x 5
    bench 200 x 5
    DL 300 x 5

    I am also eating alot cleaner @ 3k - 3500 cals per day -no soda no white bread no fat pills within reason
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  6. forgot to mention i am taking 2 min rest between work sets

    does this sound like enough rest time for squats?

  7. ill take 5-10mins between squat sets if im maxing. rest long enough so you can complete it.

    5x5 is NOT bbing, youre not lifting for a pump
    Serious Nutrition Solutions

  8. ok today was another easy day this deloading kinda bums me out but hopefully i bust out some PR's at the end of the 8-12 weeks

    Here is todays work
    Squat 3x5 170
    Bench Press 3x5 145
    Deadlift 1x5 170
    Dips 3x8 bodyweight

  9. @ GeekPoop thanks for responding man
    Im trying to get my strength to where i think it should be on my compound lifts then i will start thinking about the looks

    Im weak bro

    starting to wonder in eating 3k - 3300 cals is too much for my fat a$$

  10. Quote Originally Posted by shovelhead76 View Post
    ok today was another easy day this deloading kinda bums me out but hopefully i bust out some PR's at the end of the 8-12 weeks

    Here is todays work
    Squat 3x5 170
    Bench Press 3x5 145
    Deadlift 1x5 170
    Dips 3x8 bodyweight
    how long are u deloading for?
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html

  11. Quote Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
    how long are u deloading for?
    if hes following 5x5, hes ramping up to his current 5rm this month. takes 4 weeks to get there than PRs after
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  12. the plan was to go back a percentage and then slowly build up to new PR's as GeekPoop said

    In my opinion I should get stronger before moving on to a BB routine - any thoughts on that?

    in my mind i should be able to squat at least 1.5 x BW Bench x BW and DL 2x BW before starting

  13. by the way here is a post workout pic from yesterday

    gotta trim that fat -> been cleaning up the diet and dropped to around 3k cals every day -> no soda no fat pills

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  14. strength will come no matter what program your using..... as long as you are lifting heavy...

    not sure what kind of cardio you are doing, but stay off the treadmill... and start doing sprints
    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    I've also done fasting and doseing and felt grealt anabolicness , deffint hunger but I'm stronger than that keep full and vascular and strength gose up
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/cycle-info/177245-swollen87s-training-log.html

  15. cardio whats that? seriously i havent done any serious cardio since March of this year. I'd like to start doing cardio on my 2 off days, sprints , jogging or swimming

    to risk not sounding like a tool what do you think of some kind of cardio kickboxing thing, its easy to do at home with a dvd and it is more burstable than jogging - im thinking p90x kenpox video

  16. this program will get you strongest the fastest imo. soda is fine, just make sure its diet.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions

  17. bumped things up a bit on the deload today cause I was getting demotivate with the light weights

    i usually do pull ups or chins on days i dont bench is it ok to switch every other time or should i stick with one or the other?

    Squat 3x5 185
    Press 3x5 95
    Power Clean 3x5 95
    pull ups - 3x5

  18. Im thinking to start off easy i'm going to start doing cardio kickboxing (kenpo X from p90x) 2x per week

    probably run it fasted in the morning

  19. so i got sick friday and had it all weekend stomach cramping and peeing out the backend all weekend yippee good times!

    glad i am nearing that end, i still felt to shaky this morning to work out but will plan to eat my way into feeling better today and get ready to blast it this evening will report back later

  20. feeling MUCH better now thank God wheww!!! ok onto the work

    Squat 3x5 190
    Bench Press 3x5 150
    Deadlift 1x5 185
    dips @ BW 3x9

    moving in the right direction again

    squats are pissing me off a bit cause i watched elitefts so you think you can squat obn youtube and now all the suddend i suck haha

    my main issue is leaning forward on my toes when going back up -> ive tried a few 'tricks' lifting the toes pressing my knees out but it seems like it is still something i have to really be AWARE of to keep my form clean

    and thats what ill do for now

  21. woke up for an early morning cardio session, first @$$

    basically 40 min of moving all 4 limbs

    My plan is to continue my 5x5 style workout while doing 2 days of cardio probably this kenpoX as its easy to do in my home

    any ideas for the squat issues im having?

  22. 530 AM back in the salt mines doin work

    Squat 3x5 195
    Press 3x5 100
    Power Clean 3x5 100
    chinups bw 3x6

  23. went to the warped tour yesterday so no workout this morning as i was beat from the long day out in 100 degree temps the music was great though

    i will hit the weights later tonight, i always feel more energy on my early evening workouts probably because Ive been awake all day instead of 30 minutes

    I may need to remember that when trying for PR down the road

  24. wow afternoon workouts are much stronger good stuff easy day here are the numbers
    Squat 3x5 200
    Bench Press 3x5 155
    Deadlift 1x5 195
    dips 3x10

    might post up a squat video later to see what you guys think about my shotty form

  25. ok i realize at this point no one is actually reading this
    anyway on to the weights
    Workout B-1
    Squat 3x5 205
    Press 3x5 75 105
    Power Clean 3x5 115
    pullups bw 3x5
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