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I've been following the Stronglifts program which adds 5lbs each time to each exercise. Each exercise starts with the empty bar, but BR starts with plates so it's not a pull from the floor. So the progression is always 20 lbs ahead of bench. I *can* bench more but I'm following the 5 lb progression. I am starting to plateau on the row.
5x5 tonight   Squat 210 lbs Bench 120 lbs Barbell Row 140 lbs
 Nice! Hope Santa brings you that rack for Christmas.Thanks for posting this video, it's great learning to watch somone else's form.  Form looks good. I second what was said about breathing in at the top. Deep breath and hold until at least halfway back up (I try to hold for the whole rep based on some advice I got from an olympic lifting coach). I still battle leaning forward, especially on the last few reps of the last set. Today's workout: Squat 200 lbs 5x5OH Press 65...
Congrats! Agreed!   
Agreed.  I use paleo as the base of my diet and build out from there.  Pretty clean paleo during the week with some IF and then a more standard diet on the weekends. Back on the workout topic, my squat workout yesterday felt great.  Two days of rest instead of one made a huge difference.  I have been doing Stronglifts 5x5, which has me squatting heavy 3 days per week, adding 5 pounds per workout.  I am starting to feel like that is too much strain on my body, I am...
I cut the cord and went with an antenna and Roku about 18 months ago.  I do occasionally miss watching live sports, but much less than I thought I would.  Honestly, I realized how much time I was wasting watching sporting events that I had no control over.  I have spent the time saved reading, golfing, exercising, and sleeping more.  My quality of life has improved greatly since I dropped cable.  I still watch NFL games via antenna, and I'll go to my parents' house or a...
Stronglifts 5x5 today:   Squat 195lb Bench 120lb Barbell Row 140lb   @Slice of Life - thanks for the tips on diet.  I have been following a paleo diet successfully for the last few years.  Now that I've started lifting I've been haphazardly adding carbs to up my calorie intake, unsuccessfully.  I need to get more disciplined with the diet.  I hate the idea of tracking, I have loved the paleo diet as I've remained lean without ever counting or tracking anything, looks...
I am new to weightlifting (11 weeks in) and I have been eating extra cals to "bulk" but I am also putting on some belly fat as a result.  I don't really care for it that much.  I have been researching other alternatives to true "bulking".  I'll interested to see how yours turns out.  
Nice pull! Like your gym setup there too.  
5x5   Squat 190lbs OH Press 90lbs Deadlift 1x5 235lbs   I feel myself getting awfully close to a ceiling on the 5x5 squats.  I may have to switch to 3x5 in the next week or two.  My goal is a 1.5x bodyweight squat (225lbs).
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