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Bro, do you even lift?

Another week of steady progress.

music selection:  “Sultans Of Swing” — Dire Straits

waist-line:  39.5 inches

I am several weeks into the Strong Lifts 5×5 program.  I like that the work outs a quick, have rest time between sets, and leave me with minimal soreness.  I’m gaining lower body flexibility which is an unexpected bonus.

Weights are steadily increasing.   Except on the overhead press.  I moved up to the 45 pound bar on Monday and then failed to complete five reps on all five sets.  I’m really struggling there but I think I am at least making slow but steady progress.  The squats and deadlifts are still trivially easy but I’m not increasing the weight any faster as I want to build really good form before I lift heavy.

I’m happy with my body weight progress, or at least lack of slipping back the wrong direction after each incremental loss.  Clothing is looser around the waist.  I think my posture has improved as well.  I will be sticking with the program for at least another 10 weeks or so when the weight should be in the 200 pound range for squat and deadlift.

Devour your prey raptors!

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Richard June 20, 2018, 10:23 pm

    Way to go! If weight is staying the same and waistline is shrinking, you must be changing body composition. Less fat, more muscle = Win/Win! Are you noticing any increase in energy or change in hunger?

    • The Lizard King June 21, 2018, 2:12 pm

      No change in energy or hunger. I’m not the waistline is really shrinking. It varies by half to three quarters an inch from day to day which I suspect is mostly water.

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