Over 5110 StrongLifts Facebook Fans as I write this – that’s almost 200% more than at the start of this month. If you don’t belong to the StrongLifts Facebook Fan page yet, I urge you to join today by clicking here now, so you will gain access to exclusive content not on this blog. Here are just some of the things you may have missed this week…
Success story from Ahamar Rifat from London UK…
Do this program it is cool!
The other day I had a strange experience. It was a couple of days after the post abt compliments. I work away (London) from home (Manchester) alot and I stay in hotels anyway the hotel I was staying in had a good gym ie it had a squat rack! There were 3 big chaps around the squat rack doing partial squats (going down abt 3″) they were spotting each other with abt 120kg of weight. After they had finished I was next on; now I’m not a big chap myself 5’6 80kg
I was squatting 5×5 120kg atg w/o a spotter and I swear it was as if the whole gym stopped and looked at me; the chaps who had been doing partials looked visibly embarrassed.
I started about 6 months ago on the program and it’s the best thing I have ever done! I am 39 years old and have trained on and off since I was a teen but I have never done anything with the consistency I applied to this – I put this down to this program works and gets results and is simple!
Success story from Steven Troyd…
Ran 5 miles on Thanksgiving without training as part of a tradition. Stronglifts squats carried me through with no problem. Training for a run would have never carried me through squatting a PR.
Success story from David Yochim from Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Stronglifts has had a positive impact on my life. I was on SL5x5 for 8 months last year and severely herniated a disk in my spine in August. I had spinal surgery in November,and could not return to serious lifting until July of this year as I have permament nerve damage to my sciatic nerve. I began SL5x5 again with an empty bar since I had very limited mobility from the nerve damage. When my squats got to 212 pounds 5×5 the volume of squatting three times per week was too much for my back and sciatic nerve. I switched to 531 and on squat day began doing 20 rep squats. I am 47, and now have a 212lbx 20 reps squat, 155lb Overhead Press, 300 lb Deadlift and 208 pound Bench. Now that my 20 rep squats are where the weight was giving me sciatic problems, I am going back to high weight lower volume. The forum has been a blessing for the support I recieve. Thanks Mehdi.
Success story from Chow Zi Siong from Singapore
dude, my training and physique change really took off from 5×5. at 1.66m, i was once a really scrawny kid at 105lb but now I weight 155lb at the same height. my deadlift went from struggling to do 200lbs to pulling 355lbs.