December 19th, 2018

StrongLifts A

Squat: 5×5 @ 260 lbs.
Bench Press: 5×5 @ 137.5 lbs.
Barbell Row: 5×5 @ 157.5 lbs.
Power Clean: 5×5 @ 85 lbs.*

Pushups: 5×1 @ BW
Chinups: 5×1 @ BW

Bodyweight: 194 lbs.


*This was supposed to be 100 lbs. However, the 2.5 lb plates vanished at the gym! To compensate, I settled for an uneven loading by hanging a 5 lb plate on one side of the bar. Thus I expected the thing to not balance at the center, but instead slightly closer to the heavier side. However, this displacement turned out to be significantly greater than I anticipated, resulting in some awkward lifts. Despite this, the pulls seemed to be a bit too easy.

So then in hindsight, it was blatantly obvious when I put the weights away that what I thought was a 25 lb plate on the side without the extra 5 lbs turned out to be a mere 10 lb plate instead. Oops. Unfortunately, by that point, the gym was closing, so I had to go. (My rush to get out of there explains how I could have made such a mistake in the first place.) So, I will do 100 lbs for real next time.

At least I figured out why the balance point was 2/3rds of the way down the damn bar.