Today was the first day that I felt like I made real progress.

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  1. Shady VW

    Shady VW New Member

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    Here's the background of me:

    Back in my junior year of high school, I had met qualifications for all state lifting.

    My bench plateaud at 215, looking back on it because my form was shitty and my grip was way too close. When I started lifting again I made sure to widen my grip.

    My squat was 330, and my deadlift was 375.

    All this while I weighed a whopping 145 pounds and stood at 5'7.

    Now, my senior year of high school I started working 40 hours a week bartending. I had no time to hit the gym at all and got really lazy. In August, I moved down here to Charleston where I started attending college.

    I made a couple changes to myself when I moved down here, namely:

    1) I vowed to start hitting the gym hard again
    2) I changed my diet around
    3) I quit smoking weed (which I did about 5-6 times a day my senior year in HS)

    So, I started hitting the gym hard when I moved down here. Of course I started off weak but I made steady progress. I worked an upper/lower split 4 days a week. I started reading up on diet for lifting a little bit more and started supplementing protein as well as creatine. I started bulking about a week ago.

    So tonight I hit the gym feeling really good. I threw on my iPod and started out on a 5x5 set on the flat bench.

    95, 115, 135, 155, 175, all with relative ease.

    Right now I'm 5'9 and weighed in at 158 this morning. I want to stay lean (as I already have a tendency to do so) but I'm bulking up to about 170-175 or so. But tonight I felt like the last few months have actually yielded a pretty good result. I've also yet to do a PR for my lifts.

    I just wanted to share, since I didn't know who else I could talk to about it who would care :hs: How does my 5x5 stack up for my weight?
     
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    I have so many friends at cofc.
     
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    Nice to hear you are starting up, do you keep a log?
     
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    No, but I can at least remember what I did the week before and go from there. I should start keeping one though.
     
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    What year are u?
     
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    Freshmen :o

    Throw out some names if you want though, I know alot of people :dunno:

    I'm going to go cook up some beef, study, and head to bed. :o
     
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    Yes, start keeping one, it will show progress throughout your lifting timeline
     
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    Most of the ppl I know are sophomores. Jeff Chang? My cousin, he's a freshman.
     
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    Can't say I do :o

    There's like 10,000 people that go to school here though, that shouldn't be surprising :dunno:
     
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