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    Why am I SO weak?

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    So i did my first SS routine today, did my Deadlift warmups and when I was at my work sets i could only do 3x5 100 lbs.. 100LBS! Isn't that like equal to a bunch of air? On the starting strength website it says that a male my height and weight should be able to at least deadlift 125. I tried that but I had to bend my back which is obviously wrong. Do you think I'm doing something wrong because I can only deadlift 100 lbs or should I just progress from here on?
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    Without wanting to sound like an un-caring jackass, I thought the last thread you posted was your "Last time asking for workout routine critique"?

    You need to stop asking questions and start doing some work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    Without wanting to sound like an un-caring jackass, I thought the last thread you posted was your "Last time asking for workout routine critique"?

    You need to stop asking questions and start doing some work.
    That's what I did, I just came back from the gym.
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    Im weak as f*** too. I know I have to start somewhere, like wall press ups from the PB fitness guide.

    I guess I cant share any experience, only that ripped dudes seem to work harder than I do...

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    That's a perfectly respectable starting point. And shouldn't you just be doing 1 set of 5 if you're following starting strength?
    If you consider yourself weak, it's probably because you're 14 and you've been weightlifting for 1 day. Let go of your ego and you'll soon be making great improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishman in Oz View Post
    That's a perfectly respectable starting point. And shouldn't you just be doing 1 set of 5 if you're following starting strength?
    If you consider yourself weak, it's probably because you're 14 and you've been weightlifting for 1 day. Let go of your ego and you'll soon be making great improvements.
    Alright, aweosme. I was being laughed at today by the way by some dudes 'cause I was squatting en bench pressing with an empty barbll for the warming up. But yeah, I also got a compliment from another dude on the form of my squat
    And you're right, I should've done 1x5. I forgot..
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    There are two types of people in the world. People who are reasonable, and d*ckheads. Those "dudes" are the latter.

    keep it up... fly under the radar... you'll get there.

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    Uh, aren't you still a young teenager? Do you even have facial hair yet? If not, be patient and wait for the hormones to kick in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    Uh, aren't you still a young teenager? Do you even have facial hair yet? If not, be patient and wait for the hormones to kick in.
    Uhm, let's say I have to shave once a month
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    I agree with the others, it's because you are 14! My DH didn't really start gaining much muscle/strength until college, despite leading his football team in weight room hours and drinking protein drinks. Some people take longer than others to build strength.

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