I'm wondering on a few things.
Me and my mate have been been doing rippetoe about 7-8 months now, his recently gone to uni and been on and off not very commited and has told me his bored of starting strength. I told him he could try changing the rep shcemes and add in accessary lifts and i also suggested 5/3/1, so nnow he wants to start 5/3/1. Were both just turned 18 and about 70-75kg 155-165 pounds. I asked him is he going to do after 5/3/1 and he says hypertrophy progams because he doesnt want to get any fatter.
Is this a valid point, will doing a solid strength progam for the next 3-4 years whilst eating mainly clean, i eat a little dirty cause i am so skinny make me fat? he says he doesnt want to be strong like the power lifters seen in the death squat video. Altough i fear switching to a hypertrophy progam just to be a mirror warrior is absurdly stupid at a such an early age and a small weight.
He also started playing rugby for 'fun' at uni cause its just what everyone does and he wants to keep fit, although his about 6"1 and im about 6" i dont really see why anyone would want to be fit instead of strong? He also started boxing to be cool and get strong from that and he claims that boxers are way more healthy then strength trainers dude to the body carrying more mass the heart has to work harder to pump blood if you weigh more.
He came back home for a few weeks and his lifts had dropped dramitically whilst mine are still rising. Any thoughts and opinions on this situation? i would like to show him this thread to see what you guys think,.
His rugby coach also makes them run farmers walks, is this ok? or just stupid.
Also, should i be wearing a weight belt during my lifts, 225-235 squat, same weights for deadlifts? A body builder at my gym suggest i should be wearing a belt to protect my lower back and i told him i dont go heavy enough to warrant wearing a belt. His the 7th in the world for middle weight, Hector Del Nido, and im not sure if i should as he makes 3 students about my ages wear belts 100% no matter what excerises there doing and they life alot less then me.
Also, is training bloated a good thing or not really recommended?I tried it yesterdy for the first time, i was super bloated from duck/pork and rice, and stuff from a bakery and pasta a few hours before all that. And i only managed to due my squats and military press before having to leave as i was concerned i was gonna bring my lunch back up in the gym, mind you a bit actually did regurgitate.
Thanks anyone who takes the time to read and respond,