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    miser's lifting blog
    "It was a slow start but he picked it up eventually."






    Intro
    Originally this blog was about me getting in shape. "I don't really care about getting strong except insofar as it'll improve my body," I wrote.

    "Who's that guy?" says today's me. "I want to be strong."

    This blog is about exactly that. Not just strong with weights but strong - strong mind, strong body, a strong spirit.

    Starting stats (16/07/2014)
    6'1" and 67kg
    BMI: 19.5
    Body fat: 13.2%
    Skeletal muscle: 42.4%
    Resting calories: 1577

    Current stats (13/06/2017)
    74.8kg
    Check latest post for PBs

    Lifting objective
    80kg and lifting 140/100/180 (squat/bench/deadlift 1RM)

    Schedule
    I hit the gym Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. My gym's closed for maintenance on the 3rd Monday of each month (it's a Japan thing) - in those cases I bump my workouts to the next weekday and try to fit in a workout on Saturday. I started judo classes at the Kodokan and also train there.

    Monday: Gym
    Tuesday: Judo
    Wednesday: Gym
    Thursday: Judo
    Friday: Gym
    Saturday: Judo
    Sunday: Rest

    Auxiliary habits
    Nutritionally I aim to eat at least 3,000 kcal per day. I'm also trying to improve at meditation, resistance to cold and being impervious to stress, so I might occasionally mention stuff about those things here also.
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    A more specific goal would be a lot better and would help you concentrate more tbh
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    (Original post by ronmack)
    A more specific goal would be a lot better and would help you concentrate more tbh
    For now it's just a place holder really. I tried for a while to think of one but I don't know enough about the figures to come up with one. Don't know what my ideal weight would be or how much I'd ideally want to be able to lift or any of that. I'm a complete beginner.
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    I'd aim to be 80kg and lifting 140/100/180 (squat/bench/deadlift 1RM) . Those are some nice round numbers to get to as a newb.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
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    I'd aim to be 80kg and lifting 140/100/180 (squat/bench/deadlift 1RM) . Those are some nice round numbers to get to as a newb.
    Ok great! I'll go for that then.
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    In. Look forward to seeing you progress!

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    Good luck mate, 2,3,4 and you'll look pretty good tbh!

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    Good luck mate, 2,3,4 and you'll look pretty good tbh!

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    Had my gym induction today! And man, I'm a total weakling! Just using an empty barbell was tough.

    I learnt the basics of all my exercises though and my instructor told me I had good form. He recommended using little to no weights for a few weeks until I get used to the exercises and slowly amp it up from there.

    My next visit will be on Sunday where I'll try to complete a full workout according to the programme. For some exercises (e.g. close-grip bench press) calculating 1RMs is too ambitious and I'll start from 0.
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    (Original post by miser)
    Had my gym induction today! And man, I'm a total weakling! Just using an empty barbell was tough.

    I learnt the basics of all my exercises though and my instructor told me I had good form. He recommended using little to no weights for a few weeks until I get used to the exercises and slowly amp it up from there.

    My next visit will be on Sunday where I'll try to complete a full workout according to the programme. For some exercises (e.g. close-grip bench press) calculating 1RMs is too ambitious and I'll start from 0.
    We all start somewhere :ahee: Good luck mate
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    Think I started with 40 kg squats, 30kg bench and 40kg Deadlift. So that's only 10 or 5 per side.

    Once you've got the technique down u you'll fly along.

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