Stronglift 5 X 5 Journal - PrimalChat....and You?
After ramping up my push ups and pullups and doing some limited ring work, I'm ready to get on a more regimented schedule, so I'm going to give the next 12 weeks of my life over to the StrongLifts program. For anyone out there who doesn't know what that is, it's basically a routine of basic, compound movements using a barbell/free weights. It's composed of a squat, bench press and barbell row (the A routine) and the B routine is the squat, overhead press and the deadlift. You alternate these workouts so that you do one of them every other workout and you do this 3 times a week. So you're doing 5 sets of 5 reps, starting with the bar and adding incremental weight each time. It seems to have some real credibility based on those who I've heard use it. So I'm going to start this as my Log journal and hope that others who do the program will also post here or add comments on how they end up doing.
Because you end up squatting every workout, by the end of the 12 weeks as you add 5 lbs. each workout, you are scheduled to be able to squat 225 lbs. How sweet would that be for me as I get back on the wagon?!
I hope others can join me or motivate me with their own results.
(For accountability sake, I'm 160 lbs. with 19.4% bodyfat; I'm the regular skinny fat guy. My overall goal is strength with a reduction in body fat. Whether I lose or gain weight is not of issue, but adding muscle and reducing fat would be nice although it usually doesn't work that way.)
Resolve to Evolve