I worked out with a head ache, I hope I’m not getting sick. I don’t want to lose any of my hard earned gains regardless of how small it may be.
The last set was hell but got the weight up.
It sucks that I am using dumbbells for Press but it sure reduces the pain in my shoulder. Between working sets I did some shoulder dislocations with a yoga band.
The DL felt really good and I actually went up 10 pounds instead of 5 this time.
Light day today so squat is a warm up and subbed in RDL for DL. These are really helping me with flexibility, I am getting the bar down much farther.
I tracked my food today to get an idea of the calories and protein I am taking in. I increased my calories last week from about 2700 to my current 3700. My hope is that I will continue to make gains of 10 pounds per week on Squat and Deadlift and 2-5 pounds on the bench and press.
Starting weight 194lbs
After 6 weeks 200lbs
I am watching my waistline to make sure I don’t get a huge gut. So far I haven’t put on any inches around the waist.
I felt great today!
Well the last set wasn’t pretty once again there was a little knee wobble. I need to really concentrate on knees out when it gets hard.
Hooray! I did these with a straight bar instead of dumbbells without any shoulder pain. I read about bringing grip in somewhere on here so I decided to try the bar one more time with a closer grip. 17 inches was perfect. I am thrilled as I hated doing the dumbbells. Once again thank you Starting Strength forum for the tip on changing my grip!
I need to work on having my chest up more. I think I will reread the deadlift section of SS and see if I can improve my form.
All-in-all a great workout!