Starting Strength: Program Baseline


Since I recently began a new program that all but insures impressive gains in strength, especially in the early weeks and months, I figured it was a good idea catalog my Starting Strength…. starting.. strengths.

I have now done each workout, A and B, once. Below are the weights I used for my first 3×5 working sets, also known in the program as fahves.

  • Squat: 105 lbs
  • Press: 70 lbs
  • Bench: 115 lbs
  • Deadlift: 165 lbs (1×5)
  • Power Clean: 95 lbs (5×3)

These weights were a conservative starting point from which to improve, and don’t reflect my 1 rep maximums (1RM). I actually have no idea what my real 1RMs are for any of these lifts, and I don’t care right now. The time will come for heavy singles and personal records, and I’ll worry about it when the time comes.

Time to get ready for Workout A, Part Deux. I’ll update these numbers in a couple weeks.

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