May 24, 2011

Filed under: Starting Strength — Gillian @ 5:58 AM

Video – May 24, 2011

How do you spell OVERTRAINING? I think that is what is happening. The ability to recover is difficult for Gillian. I watch her attempt to give her absolute best every day, but it is apparent that there is a little bit of over training going on. In six weeks, this is what we have seen:

Squat (3×5): 185-235 (50 lbs)
Bench (3×5) : 155-180 (25lbs) – Had to stop here because she strained her left pec on the 3rd set a week and a half ago, Currently doing Snatch practice whenever bench comes up.
Deadlift (1×5): 225-270 (45lbs)
Press (3×5): 105-118 (13lbs)

She PR’d her Clean & Jerk at 80 Kilos, with crappy form.
She PR’d her Snatch at 58 Kilos, again with crappy form.

HUGE numbers, HUGE growth. So, we are going to take a back off couple of days, and come back ready after Memorial Day. In the mean time, I am going to get with Coach Rippetoe and see if we can figure out a program with a little bit of variation so keep it in the box for Gillian to keep training.

I know that there is a lot more in the tank, particularly with the Oly lifts, so we need to get rested and ready to go for the long fight!

In Strength,



This was not an easy decision for Gillian. She is pig headed at best, but finally acquiesced under immense pressure. It’s hard to know when to say “when”.


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