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Rate My Beginner Program


#1

I have started weightlifting seriously about 2 months ago. I have been following rippetoe's beginner strength program, but i have made a few adjustments. I have been working out 3 days a week.

Week 1:
A B A

Week 2:
B A B

Workout A:
3 X 6 Squat
3 X 6 Bench
3 X 6 Deadlift
3 X 6 Dips

Workout B:
3 X 6 Front squat (added a couple weeks ago, replacing back squats)
3 X 6 Military press
3 X 6 Barbell row
3 X 6 Incline press
3 X 6 Pullups

I have been wonder about doing more/less sets or reps and the addition of farmer walks. I have started doing walks with a wheelbarrow loaded with weights. Any suggestions?


#2

I would advise that you stick to the program as written. I dont see the need for incline press's and if i remeber correctly from the Starting Strength book Rippetoe says himself that if you do the flat bench and overhead press you dont get much additional benefit from them.


#3

It looks good to me. Just be sure to stick to it for a good amount of time and be patient.

BTW, what are your stats, goals, how you eat?


#4

I haven't tried an all out max, but i can put up my lastest workout.

Bench: 145 X 6
Squat: 175 X 6
Deadlift: 190 X 6

Goal: single digit bodyfat

I'm beginning to start watching what I eat now, it's a work in progress


#5

Like quest 4 strength said stick to the program as its been written, there's a genuine reason it was written that way
keep us up to date with how you are progressing.


#6

You should revise this goal to something more useful even if its just "Single digit bodyfat at ______ bodyweight" otherwise this goal seems rather meaningless.