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Am I Still A Beginner?


#1

Hello I'm deciding to switch from WS4SB to 5x5 Stronglifts.
I think I could increase my main lifts faster because I wouldn't have to rotate them every 3 weeks.
The standard 5x5 from Stronglifts is for beginners and I'm not sure if I'm still a newbie.
So I thought I'd asked some experienced lifters for their opinions.
Now it's to decide either to start Madcows 5x5 or the SL 5x5.
Here are my stats:

Age: 20
Weight: 152 lbs
Deadlift and Squat 1RM: 200 lbs
Benchpress 1RM: 160 lbs

PS: Pls excuse my mistakes, but I'm from Germany so English isn't my mother tongue.


#2

try and see if you can make linear progression on one of those programs. if you can't then you need something that has deload / submaximal effort stuff built into it.


#3

If you're asking if you're still a beginner, you probably are. Go with SL 5x5. Works bloody well for strength.


#4

both work


#5

x2

Weight training is measured in years. It's a marathon, not a sprint.


#6

Yep your still a beginner and any workout plan will work as long as you are increasing strength.