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My journey and SS...my starting point

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    My journey and SS...my starting point


    Hello all and thanks for reading. A little background on myself. I am a physically recovered anorexic(was 121 lbs am now 144) and have been cleared to begin weightlifting. imagine how bad I looked at 121 lbs. My height is 5'11 so you can. After doing alot of research and even though I have done fitness programs before I feel that Starting Strength is best suited to my current goals. I want to get stronger in the big lifts and by this time next year would like to be much stronger. I will be following the practical programming template which will look like this:
    Squat 3x5
    Bench 3x5
    Chinups 3 to fail
    Dips 3 to fail

    Squat 3x5
    Press 3x5
    Deadlift 1x5
    Curl 2x8-10

    Squat 3x5
    Bench 3x5
    Pullups 3 to fail
    Tri Extension 2x8-10

    I will drop all accessory work if I feel my progress stalls at all. I have been doing BW exercises while recovering(dips,pulls,chins and pushups) but was not cleared for heavy BB work until yesterday. Tomorrow will be my day one workout which I will be filming and asking for any and all feedback on my form.
    My diet is also forced upon me at 3200 cals a day and if I am not gaining weight I have to up it. I am working with a nutritionist and my macros basically break down to 215p, 100 or so fat and the rest coming from wherever. Hoping that the people here can critique my form. Although I have a trainer that is going to work with me once a week I see no reason to get as many opinions as possible. Bar speed not max and slow and steady progress. Lets start!!

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    Just to put this into perspective here are my short and long term goals.
    Short Term - Stop beaing a weak skinny bastard and to work as hard as I can in the major lifts.
    Long Term - Get myself mentally healthy and in a place where I don't have to meticulously count calories to be comfortable and maintain about 170 or so at 8-10%'m still at an unhealthy level despite the weight gain which was over about 3-4 months).

    Personally I have to balance all this with getting into Political Science Graduate School. I will be moving over the summer and at this point I will buy a power rack and just workout at home. If anyone has any advice,suggestions please let me know.
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    Squat - 30 each side
    Bench - 135
    Chins - 11,10,10
    Dips wit 25 plate - 11,9,9

    Ran day one as outlined by RIP in the book. Excited to start.
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