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?