I started Strong Lifts 5X5 with the new year. I have only been lifting off and on for a year using a split routine that I found on BodyBuilding.com. That being said, I pretty much started from scratch with the 5X5. I used the excel template provided by Strong Lifts. I entered what I have been lifting for the five exercises and it started me at:
I started today and did the Squat, Bench and Row. Everything was so light, I went straight into the working sets. I finished up with 10 minutes on the stairmaster and 10 on the treadmill. I warmed up with 5 minutes on the rowing machine.
I will be doing Routine B on Thursday and report back then.