May 1st, 2019

StrongLifts B

WTF--change in format?!

Yes! I finally took the plunge, and I have signed up for Starting Strength Online Coaching ( While I haven't yet been assigned a coach and received my first programming, I did read how they want you to shoot video, and they require landscape format at angles not directly to the side. So, I'm giving that a shot!

Deadlift: 1×5 @ 345 lbs.*
Squat: 5×5 @ 225 lbs.
Overhead Press: 5×5 @ 105 lbs.

*What? Deadlift first?! Today was one of the few times when I had to share the rack, and since the other guy was going to squat, it made sense that I squat when he squatted just to make the transition smoother. But he had a few other things to do before he squatted, so while I waited, I decided to deadlift. This was the first time I have ever deadlifted without squatting beforehand, so I was going to be very fresh. That certainly made a difference on the first few reps, but I still think my lower back was loosing rigidity by the last two reps.