Little Butch

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  1. Now 10st 8, squatting 92.5kg 5x5, benching 70kg, oh pressing 50kg, rowing 67.5kg and I was deadlifting 100kg 1x5 but I have a slight twinge in my back which I've had for some time so have started laying off the deadlifts rather than increasing them. My plan is to focus solely on upping my strength until May time when I should be 11st and then add some hiit cardio in after my lifting sessions to try being body fat down slightly. How does that sound?
  2. After 6 weeks off in Thailand I've been back in the gym for the last month or so. I'm now 10st 7, so gained 12lb since I started and am squatting 5x5 80kg, bench 60kg, rows 60kg, ohp I failed the very last rep at 45kg and deadlifts 95kg... Feels good to to be getting somewhere! I'd like to get to 11stone and then focus on leaning out for a little bit.
  3. Finally hit the wall where I failed today. My legs are aching from squats, I managed the warm up sets and that's it. Overhead press at 45kg I got 4,4,4,3,3 and managed the complete the 1x5 deadlift at 97.5kg. To be honest, my mind wasn't really in it and I've constantly felt drained the last few days. Not sure if I need to eat more? ( I've been gaining weight) or a bit of a rest? Squatting 3x a week is taking its toll now.,
  4. I've now gained 7lb in 9 weeks. Squatting 82.5kg 5x5, going for 85kg today but it's going to be a mega struggle!
  5. Cracked 5x5 80kg squat yesterday. Bit of a milestone for me, I'm real happy with that!
  6. Back in the gym yesterday. Dropped squats down to 70kg from 77.5kg to make sure form was spot on - they were still hard but no more shaky knees! Overhead press I kept at the same weight as previous, which was 40kg. It's a struggle but I can just about complete all sets, no help from legs at all but my upper body's a bit floppy, leaning back etc. Deadlift I moved up to the heaviest I've done so far which was 87.5kg... It felt heavy lol.Squats are hammering my legs, I always ache the most on them. The aches are mainly from my groin, is this normal or form? I squat pretty low sometimes, quite past parallel... I've gained another lb, gone from 135 to 140.. Feel like I'm getting somewhere.
  7. Yeah think I'll do some body weight excersises. I haven't gained any weight the last two weeks, quite annoying lol! Am getting to my limit squatting 5x5 72.5kg today, feel a deload coming up this week following strong lifts
  8. Also, in December I'll be away for a month with no access to a gym. What can I do to keep myself in shape, callisthenics? Pistol squats? Trying to replicate the strong lifts 5x5 so when I get back I can get straight back into it...
  9. That's good to know about not having lost muscle. Each gym session we add 2.5kg if all the sets were co pelted and haven't failed yet although I did fellas a little bit when I didn't go for over a week.
  10. Larger checking my fitness again, I'd gained 4lb in 4.5 weeks up until last Sunday but dropped 0.8lb when I weighed today so I've gained 3.2lb in 5.5 weeks. Does that sound better? im always a bit gutted when the weight doesn't increase and I go backwards but atleast I'm getting somewhere...
  11. I think I'll start doing that. As I've always struggled to gain weight I've just been dirty bulking trying to get the weight on. How long can I get away with this before I really need to start eating cleaner?
  12. I haven't taken photos. I weigh myself every Sunday morning, maybe I should start taking a photo then as well...
  13. I'm back 5 weeks later and 5lb heavier. Must be doing something right! I feel like I've gained a slight belly but I'm just happy I've gained! Still doing strong lifts 5x5, squatting 65kg next session, I feel like I'm slowly getting somewhere Does this sound about right 1lb gain a week. Shall I continue like this?
  14. I tore my ligament in my ankle about 9/10 ish months ago and no have limited movement in it when I lean forward if that makes sense.. When I'm squatting in front of a mirror I can see that my legs are in different places due to my ankle.. Really not sure what to do about this? I'm squatting 5x5 47.5kg on strong lifts at the moment.
  15. Been hovering around 3000calories a day no problem, today I had a heavy day at work plus a gym session albeit still reasonably light on 5x5 and I'm really hungry. Should I ignore this as I've already eaten 3000 calories or is my body telling me I should eat?