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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Starting Strength, WO #1 - with movies!

Scott kindly recorded me doing squats and deadlifts today, so I could take a look at my form. I'm posting the videos here, and I'd love feedback from you guys! (Sorry I can't figure out how to rotate the video so it's right-side-up...)

Warm-up: 2 rounds of CFWU:
Samson stretch
Squats (12, 12)
Un-anchored sit-ups (12, 12)
Back extensions (12, 12)
Pull-ups (12 @ -55#, 4 unassisted)
Dips (12 @ -55#, 3 unassisted)

45# x 10
75# x 5
115# x 3
145# x 2
185# x 5 x 3

Here's my second set of 185# squats.

Bench Press
45# x 5
55# x 5
65# x 2
80# x 3, 4, 2 (f on 3rd)
75# x 4

45# x 10
75# x 5
115# x 3
145# x 2
175# x 5 x 3

Here's my second set of 175# deadlifts.

Here's my third set of lifts.

Here I am all finished with deadlifts!

- Squats felt good! More weight next time.
- Bench felt stronger than last week, thank goodness. Keep working on 80#.
- Curious to see what people think of my deadlift form. My back was rounding quite a bit on the last few reps (not shown in the video), but they felt good overall.


At 5:55 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

squats are not deep enough. the hip crease needs to be below the knee. Look down not up while squatting.

Deadlifts: I looks like you are not touching the ground in between reps. You definitely need to do this - otherwise it is not a deadlift. You should look down at the ground, nout up. Back seems fine.

Nice work!


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