Started Stronglifts 5x5.
I'm about 5ft 11, weight just under 11 stones. Body type is skinny fat I'd say.
Started on Monday (green denotes success):
Squat 20kg 5/5/5/5/5
Overhead press 20kg 5/5/5/5/5
Barbell Row 30kg 5/5/5/5/5
Squat 22.5kg 5/5/5/5/5
Bench Press 20kg 5/5/5/5/5
Deadlift 40kg 5/5/5/5/5
Squat 25kg 5/5/5/5/5
Overhead Press 22.5kg 5/5/5/5/5
Barbell Row 32.5kg 5/5/5/5/5
I'm going to update every Friday.
I'm aiming for around 200g - 250g of protein a day.
One thing I've found though for deadlifts & the barbell rows is that because the weights are so low, I'm having to crouch down further and compromise my form just so I can get a grip - I assume that'll correct itself once I increase the weight, but is this a common problem?
Also, I've seen two different variants for the barbell rows - I'm pulling to the chest, but others have said you pull to the stomach / waist - what's the correct way of doing it?