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Definitely not the best day in terms of getting back on track, but it was a start to some strength training. I ate like shit, but I was able to get a fairly good lift in. This week (and probably the next week) will all be about establishing proper form. If I can get form down, then I’ll finally be able to press and lift more than my own damn body weight.
I am using the Starting Strength Program. Simple and very informative regarding the basic lifting techniques.
Lift results today…
Squat: Work set at 185 x3x5 (3 sets of 5 reps)
Warm up at 45 x2x5, 70 x5, 110 x3, 145 x2
Thoughts? Went pretty well. I may consider actually using a free rack because the rack I used had a guide that made the squat relatively easy for me. Definitely need to check up on form.
Two-hand Overhead Press:
Work set at 115 for six total repetitions. (5 for first set, only 1 on second set)
Warm ups were at 45, 60, 80, 95.
Thoughts? Probably the weakest of the three. My press form seemed alright when I would just use the bar, but as I continually increased the weight, I felt like I was using more parts of my body. Need to read up on proper form and continue to practice this motion as I’m not to familiar with this lift. I will probably start a tad lower when it comes to completing my work set. May bump down to 25’s on each side and see how easy that is to do—then tweak as necessary.
Deadlift: Work set at 205 for 5 repetitions (one set, as intended).
Warmups at 80 x2x5reps, 120 x3reps, and 170 x2reps
Thoughts? It went okay, but I’m still not too sure on my form for this one. I need some work to do on getting my back straight, but the work set at the end definitely felt great for proper weight use.
Food: Absolutely ate like shit today. Started off okay with oatmeal, but then I had a big burrito for lunch and loads of pizza for dinner. Should NOT be doing this. Most weight loss will be in conjunction with eating properly and not simply weight use. Also, I need to be recording how much water I’m drinking. I felt a tad dehydrated on this hot day. I’ll make some adjustments and be ready to go for Wednesday!