Had a pretty good session today.
music selection: “Thank You” — Tesla
waist-line: 39 inches
I am continuing with the Strong Lifts 5×5 program. I am gaining strength on most exercises. Most exercises are actually getting easier rather than harder as weight increases as my form and flexibility are improving.
The exception is the overhead press. I’ve been stuck at 45 pounds for four sessions. I finished 4 sets of 5 and failed on the last with 4 reps. I think I may be able to get it next time but I’m not happy with my form. I can’t seem to lift the left and right side of the bar level at the same time. And I’m getting some torso rotation as I struggle with the weight. I think I may try added a 20 pound warmup set to establish my form before lifting heavier.
Soreness is very low. My weight has been dropping and my waistline is shrinking. It seems to be mostly fat loss rather than muscle gain at this point but I’m probably too chubby for any muscle gains to show through just yet.
For once, I don’t hate going to the gym. The SL 5×5 program is a shortish workout with lots of rest time between sets. I don’t feel hurried or over exerted. And for once, I think I’m getting actual results.
Devour your prey raptors!