Hell, it's about time.

I was thinking about making a post like this, but GymLordyKnights is a much better name than I would have come up with.

I've been doing StrongLifts 5x5 for 9 weeks now.  It was suggested to me by a super-fit friend of mine and the app for it makies it super easy to keep track of everything.  I weighed 180lbs when I started and hover around 176lbs now.  I'm in a bulking phase, so I only do low-intensity cardio like walking.


  • Squat: 170lbs
  • Overhead Press: 75lbs (just deloaded on that one from 90lbs)
  • Deadlift: 215lbs
  • Bench Press: 105lbs
  • Barbell Row: 125lbs


Almost all of these started at 45lbs, which wasn't hard, but I spent a lot of time working on form, upping the weight each time until I start really struggling.  The overhead press is the only one I've had to deload so far, but the squats are getting super heavy now.  

I messed up my squat for about a week at one point, which caused some pain in my knees.  I did a deload week and had to skip two workouts due to a vacation, so they're pretty much back to normal now.