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Friday, October 10, 2008

Starting Strength Day 5, 10-10-08

Squat 3 x 5 160lbs
Bench Press 3 x 5  110lbs
Deadlift 1 x 5 260lbs

Easy day.  I'd like to be able to say the only easy day was yesterday.  But thats not the case yet.  Soon enough though.  Soon enough.


Brendhan said...

I don't get it-I know you can go way heavier on the deadlift. Is this an Rx'd amount of weight for all of this stuff?

Brendhan (radiosound)

JAK said...

Yeah you are right. I can go way heavier on all of the lifts. But with Starting Strength you should hit your 5 rep max at the 4 to 6 week mark. That way you have built a sufficient base of volume and so you can blow past your previous PR.

Its all about linear progression. If you start at, or too near your current 5 rep max, then you will stall out real soon. You won't be able to keep adding weight. But if you kind of take a run at it..over a month, building up to it, then you will be able to keep adding weight for longer. Does that make sense?