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Tickle's Lifting Thread
I wanted to document my first serious foray into lifting having only messed about on and off for a few years. This thread will serve as motivation and hope to get advice when I move into more challenging weights in the next few weeks/months.

So a little about me. Age 41. 6ft. 158 lbs. Already in good physical health as I do a lot of running. So no gut to shift. If anything it is the reverse in that I need to bulk up more.

The running to date has served two main purposes. Firstly I use it for meditation. I run a small business which can get stressy at times. Running gets rid of that and allows me to sleep somewhat normally. Secondly, it is social as I use a local club. Also, I'm quite good at it and I love getting out on the trails.

I know that running and lifting aren't typically compatible but I like a challenge. I have seen plenty of lean runners but there is also a class of runner normally doing ultras like me who have a bit of mass and are essentially by default shredded. That's my long-term aim. So I am hoping the lifting will benefit my running in the long run too.

My first aim is to get to around 180 lbs and then reassess.

With running a business and running 3 to 4 times a week time away from home is difficult, so joining a gym isn't going to work. So I have bought a power cage and free weights and set up in the garage. I now have great flexibility in that I can either get up an hour early / nip out an hour before bed and get a session in.

I've also looked at my diet and started tracking calories via myfitnesspal. Essentially I haven't been eating anything like enough. I have added in a high-calorie shake into my morning breakfast so I start the day with at least 1000 in the bank. Looking to get some homemade premade snack packs together at the weekend to optimise a morning and afternoon snack for next week going forward.

As I am new to proper lifting I have decided on the 5x5 stronglifts routine for the first 6 months before I reassess. I am sticking to the book on this as much as possible. I am not skipping to heavier weights, doing more session or doing extra weights. The only complication I have is that I am also running 3 times a week.

First 2 sessions done all very easy but I am currently concentrating on form and technique for now.

Session 1

Squat 5x5 @ 44
BP 5x5 @ 44
Row 5x5 @ 66

Session 2

Squat 5x5 @ 50
OH Press 5x5 @ 44
DL 1x5 @ 88
12-15-2017 06:07 AM
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Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 12-15-2017 06:07 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - Plus Oultre - 12-15-2017, 12:34 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 12-17-2017, 06:41 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 12-18-2017, 05:28 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - ksbms - 12-19-2017, 07:35 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 12-20-2017, 03:32 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 12-23-2017, 11:43 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-01-2018, 11:47 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-06-2018, 07:25 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-12-2018, 04:45 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - Plus Oultre - 01-16-2018, 12:39 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-17-2018, 03:51 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - redonion - 01-16-2018, 03:32 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-17-2018, 03:54 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-19-2018, 09:31 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - Plus Oultre - 01-19-2018, 01:51 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-21-2018, 08:59 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 01-28-2018, 02:48 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - Plus Oultre - 01-31-2018, 04:52 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 02-03-2018, 08:03 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 02-03-2018, 08:12 AM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - youngblazer - 02-05-2018, 04:30 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - Plus Oultre - 02-06-2018, 01:13 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 02-11-2018, 11:47 PM
RE: Tickle's Lifting Thread - MrTickle - 08-29-2018, 05:38 AM

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