Week 1 Day 1: 5/4/2015

Back to Basics: Starting Strength Novice Routine

  1. Squat: 135×10, 225×5, 295×5, 295×5, 295×5 [no belt]
  2. DB Lunges: 25×10, 25×10, 25×10
  3. Bench Press: 135×10, 185×5, 230×5, 230×5, 230×5
  4. Deadlift: 135×10, 225×5, 315×3….overhand grip failed…stopped before hitting goal of 385×5

Note: Trying to get away from using an alternating grip for the deadlift. My double overhand grip is weak; that, coupled with the fact that I waited until 7:30 PM to start this workout, left me tired and weak willed. I need to get some straps for heavy deadlifts, as well as work on my overhand grip strength.

Goals: My goals for this level of training/before I move on to an intermediate routine

  • Squat: 405×5
  • Deadlift: 495×5
  • Bench Press: 315×5
  • OHP: 215X5
  • Power Clean: 225×3