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    Expecting Massive Progress

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    Hello, I am Garth. I eat about 80% paleo, I am 165 lbs and 12% bodyfat. While I get a lot of exercise very little of it is really structured progressive weightlifting. I finally got around to going to the local Uni gym and it looks great.

    Today I did 1X20 squats 95 lbs, 1x6 weighted chins 53lbs, 3x5 presses 65lbs. It was pretty easy and I'm going to kick it up a lot every session. I'm planning to go every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Aside from the weighted chins, it is the first time for most of the exercises.

    I call this "Expecting Massive Progress" because I'm in great health, a mesomorph, and doing everything right. Also I'm starting off very light.

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    Rest day and 24 hour fast. Can't wait until tomorrow's workout. I'm covered in bruises from parkour and martial arts however.

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    1x7 weighted chins 53lbs, 1x15 squats 135 lbs, 1x3 w/ 95 & 3x12 w/ 45lbs presses.

    I feel very strong to have added 40 lbs to my squats, but I still lost a few reps. I'm going to add 20 lbs a session until I get to starting strength's 5 reps. I also am going to add sets when I get below 10 reps. I feel weak with the overhead presses; I feel that the bar isn't very stable. Eventually I plan on adding in dead lifts and bench presses. Keep in mind I'm only logging strength training, I bike 30 min to and from the gym etc.

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    3x5-9 chins 55 lbs on top set, 3x5 squats 135lbs, 3x5 65lbs presses. Parkour club.

    I had someone go over my squat form, so I ended up doing a whole lot with the empty bar today. As such I have less work done today than Thursday. Apparently I have fine form, but I had the bar too far up on my neck. That was quickly remedied. The presses still feel weird. Going to keep up a slower progress from now on.

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    3x5-9 chins 55lbs on top set, 3x5 squats 155lbs, 3x9 30lbs dumbbell press.

    I'm trying to find a good deltoids exercise. I have congenitally weak shoulders(every male going back countless generations has torn rotators cuffs), an am looking to strengthen them. I didn't feel my form was up to snuff this time on the squats, so I'm going to repeat this weight next time. I think I'll sub out the press for weighted dips and and a lateral raise.

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    3x4 pullups 45lbs, 3x4 dips 45lbs, 3x5 squats 165lbs, 3x5 lateral raise 25lbs.

    Feeling good.

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    3x5 squats 185lbs, 3x5-9 dips 55lbs, 3x5-9 chins 55lbs top set each, 25 incline situps.

    I feel bad on the squats, my form wasn't good enough, and I almost dropped the bar when racking the weight(I didn't get close enough in).

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    24 hour fast. 3x4 squats 195lbs, 3x4-8 chins 55lbs, 3x5-9 dips 50lbs, 25 incline situps, 1x5 deadlifts 95lbs, parkour club.

    The squats were fine except for the last set. I think I should keep the poundage at the same level and work for reps and form from now on. Except for deadlift, I'll keep adding to that.

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    I've been trying to gain weight for a bit more than a month so far, and I think it's enough. Now I'll try to get leaner.

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    1x5 squats 195 lbs, 3x5-7dips 45lbs, 3 weighted chins 45lbs, 10 chins.

    Ran out of time at gym today to do unforeseeable circumstances. The squats are feeling stronger.

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