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  • Ladies, high fives and cheers all round - every single time I come on here I just get so inspired by what everyone is doing & achieving ! :drinker: So I tried a crazy volume thing today... so probably have asked for some advice... as I think this just looks a bit crazy!!! I do have the texas spreadsheet but can't make…
  • Hello I have been stuck, progressed and stuck again - 8 weeks on the OHP @ 25kg55lbs ...until a form tweak let me get past this. This morning I managed a 95kg/209 deadlift and a 30kg/66lb OHP and a 85kg/187lb squat I have only been lifting a little longer that you - I think I'm around 14/15 weeks in - I am also just a…
  • I probably could - switch my walk and lifting round (just means that anyone passing me will think I am a stinky sausage). Will try switching round on friday and see how I get on . Cheers x
  • I stalled for something stupid like 7/8 weeks at 25kg/55lbs Then a form tweak meant I blasted a 27.5kg no probs (chest out, and a slight lean back and it just worked finally for me!( - and going to attempt a 30kg/66lbs (even if I just do this once!) on sunday. This was just the most frustrating thing ever - keep going. I…
  • I changed my lifting and now do wed/fri/sun - I eat a bit more over the weekend so this works for me. Didn't hit my 87.5kg/192.9lbs deadlift goal this morning (still at 85kg/187.3lbs) - but just had a lovely morning of lifting - you know one of those sessions that just feel good. felt form was really good on everything and…
  • Brilliant photies - look at that waist shrink!!! xx
  • God darn I love this thread. Foam rollers are amazing - but going to try a tennis ball tonight (luckily having jack russells that like to find things and bring them home - I have currently have 8 available!!) . I lift barefoot - but lucky because I lift at home so no worries about skanky gyms - from what I've read a pair…
  • Lwoodroff - you look fantastic!!! xx muscles are a go go.
  • Just jumping to say - you all look amazing - I love how motivating these are! Muscles jumping out ahoy xx (zany - love your phone case!!)
  • P.s hwillmott - ONLY!!! ONLY 70lb on the bench - that's AWESOME!!!
  • Everyone is doing fab - I love knowing that everyone is focusing on getting stronger! no matter what (yo becca - owweeeee staples!!!) slightly amended workout as the 82.kg/181.8lb squat had its fear hold on me (I am a squatting chicken...) - so I did a build up and will try and hit a full 5x5 next time so today squat…
  • Barbell math - you'd think it could just be electronically beamed into your phone.... one day!
  • Nice title x (aherm had to google to actually see what alliteration meant ) Squats [email protected] /176.3lbs - felt much more confident on these (no I will not be squished!) - thanks for the advice to stick and not deload! OHP - [email protected]/55.1lbs - FINALLLYYYYYYY BOOOOOYAHHHHH - boobs out (chest up) bigger rests between sets and…
  • 20 push ups - max right now is 13 &1/2 and a 100kg/220.4lbs deadlift max right now is 85kg/187.3 September lets do this....x
  • I love stronglifts too x How about the Body weight stuff - and set yourself challenges? I add extra accessory stuff in after lifting - right now I am trying to get better at push ups - max reps so far are 13 in one go Or air squats - I try and do at least 150+ on my lifting days Or chin ups. That way you keep going with SL…
  • I know you've probably read it lwoodroff , but ripptoes book starting strength is pretty awesome for explaining squats (some of the muscles stuff flys over my head and is a bit too technical for my dyslexic brain to keep track off) I worry sometimes, that I read too much and don't actively put what I've read into practice,…
  • I love the idea of my bum saying "good morning" on a squat!!! makes me laugh - although not good form - so no "bum " good mornings from me..... So today Squats [email protected]/170.8lbs Ohp 5,5,5,4,[email protected]/55lbs (took longer breaks in-between 2.5 mins, 2 mins on failed set of 4 and then took 3 before last set, got too impatient…
  • Well - taking a longer break inbetween sets helped (bumble bums - I need you to come live in my shed so I can pick your brains all the time!!) Managed 5,5,5,4,5 soooooooo close - I just want to hit my 5x5 and I will move on like a happy bunny and struggle at the next step up. I took 2.5 mins between the first 3 sets, then…
  • Bumblebums - thank you for you feedback. Will time my rests better to see if I can break through this - one thing I've not yet done is increase this. Xx
  • Have to chime in - as this lift is my nemesis. 12 weeks in (1 week break), deloaded down and working back up - and I am still stuck at 25kg/55lbs - changed my grip, I clench my bum, tiny hip thrust, tense biceps and nope, stupid thing just doesn't let me get 5x5 in! one day - reckon I just need to keep chipping away and…
  • Ladies - you are rocking the stronglifts Kira - so glad your dad is ok. I am so jealous of everyone's OHP!!! Still on deload - will be Wednesday for me to get back to my final squatting & deadlift weights - from before my 1 week break) and then hopefully I'll be on the up & up again... ! squats [email protected]/165lb bench…
  • Hello still building back up so technically still deloaded on everything Squats [email protected] kg/159lbs - gawd I love squatting! Ohp 5x5 @22.5kg/49.6lbs (been watching videos, changed my grip... still know I just suck at these) Deadlift [email protected]/165lbs usual accessories - full push ups, sit ups, planks, body weight rows. chin…
  • building up again after my week off Squat 5x5 65kg/143lbs Bench 5x5 20kg /44lbs - felt great to focus on form and I approached this like it was heavy (tip from nina shanks) he he he Row 5x5 @ 20kg/44lbs - again great reminder on form, rather than the total struggle to do this and wiggle about. Felt great - I know I say it…
  • Highly, highly recommend a foam roller as well - it hurts sooooo good! :-)
  • Hello - look at all these lovely lovely new faces - hello - big wave!! That fish pic made me totally giggle! First day back (counting the hours yesterday til I could lift again!) after my first 10 week block. Aims in the next block - hit a 100kg/220lbs dead lift and a 35kg/77lb OHP So Ive taken everything down a big chunk…
  • Soooooo not a fail!!! you did it - so HIGH FIVE, it ain't easy or everyone would be doing it... I started with 5kg (11lbs) on my squats. And my favorite tip - was someone (sorry can't remember who!!) said they realised they squat every time they go to the loo! Spend time looking at form and practice this - I bend down to…
  • Thank you so much! and yup - I have tendency to want more, more, more when I start anything - cue damaged IT band when I started running (too much, too far, too soon...) 3x5 makes sense - and thank you all for not saying. OI NOOBIE - CALM DOWN :-) he he he Spent some time this after looking at texas (cheers girlie! -…
  • Hey Girlie & Biker Elaine - I am just pathetic on these - total lack of strength - but when I start again next week I'll have a play around with my stance and elbow positioning - as I know some tweaks on my squat made a world of difference! I move my nose out the way at the right moment and elbows lock - but I wanna lift…
  • This just caught my eye as well... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simplest-Effective-Training-Strength-ebook/dp/B00AJ8CIQM/ref=pd_sim_kinc_5#reader_B00AJ8CIQM hmmmmmmmmmm
  • hey Girlie - thank you very much - away to buy this now! Stalled badly on OHP & Bench - which is really, really frustrating me! I love the simplicity of strong lifts - my dyslexic self likes simple, 5x5 - note I am the idiot that deadlifted 5x5 as well for a while.... But my inner super strong lady wants more - heavier…