I’m getting into the groove now of my StrongLifts 5X5 workout. For those of you who are not familiar with it yet, every workout I’ll be doing squats, with the goal of increasing the weight by 2.5 kg every workout while maintaining proper form. After squats, there are two different sets of three exercises which are done on alternate days. The goal on the squat was met today, and was still able to do them while sticking to proper form over 5 sets of 5 reps, as low as I can go. That actually felt good! Now I know what I was missing by not going low enough.
I was also able to increase the weight on my barbell overhead overhead press (5X5, by 2.5 kg), my deadlift (1X5, by 10 kg, I’m still having my deadlift catch up, but it’s getting close), and added 4 reps to my chinup total over 3 sets to failure. On every exercise I stuck as close as possible to with a 1-minute rest period between sets.
Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!