Currently using a 3x8 rep scheme with the same weights I did on the 5x5 - mentally harder, but I like it...
No real log-book update though been doing my 3 times a week sessions like it's a job... no excuses - if I don't feel well I just decrease the poundages...
Shoulders and arms are slightly bigger than they were before... let's see what's in store for me in 3 years from now...
Still 5x5'ing - added a few pounds here and there.
Squatting is now way better - took me a good 6 months to get it right.
Doing the eccentric portion now as fast as the concentric.
Started playing football... too soon to say something of value.
Guitar playing is better than ever - slightly stressful for the right shoulder.
Squat is now 150 lbs(is now 165) - still baby, but I had the technique somewhat wrong.
Bench 150 lbs(is now 165)
BNP 110 lbs(is substituted by the Press - 95 lbs)
Row 130 lbs(up a few pounds)
All lifts are in the serious effort region, but no half ass puff-huff to just make the number.
All beast control
Update: blew the prog and had to restart it. Also the ramping up between sets was too high in some cases 25lbs to 40 lbs. I now use the http://www.vicjg.com/aspx/madcowint.aspx
calculator to gauge weights.
On the brighter side I lost around 15 lbs of weight(197 to 182) and I am stronger than when I was way fatter.
I stretch a lot(up to 40 min a day) and I mainly train for fun/mental health.