Here are the reason why I want to do SS:
Firstly, I canceled my gym membership and bought an olypmic weight set. All I have access to is olympic bar + weights, bench and a stand for doing squats. That's it...I can't do leg presses or stuff that requires gym equipment. The thing I like about SS is it's basic in its requirements. Just need bar, bench and stand and you're good to go.
Secondly, my first venture into weightlifting was a joke. I would do squats in the smith machine, because I had no access to a squat rack at that time. I also didn't know shit all about form. So, I was definitely working out suboptimally and probably eating like someone who was working out correctly. You add those two together and you get a guy with moderate strength gains along with a bunch of fat.
This time around I want to do shit right. So, maybe eating and getting fat isn't such an issue for me as long as I'm seeing good numbers in my lifts. Last time I wasn't. I think that's the bigger issue I have. I think getting too attached to my physique will just hinder me so I'm thinking I need to loosen that attitude a bit and be okay with some fat gains.
Lastly, SS focuses on the core lifts. Shouldn't I be getting those down pact before venturing further? When I look at something like SS it strikes me as common sense in many ways, because it's focused on the core lifts. Last time around I was doing a whole bunch of shit, including a bunch of isolation stuff, but looking at it now that seemed kind of dumb when I don't even have the basic, most important lifts down.
Again, sorry for the rude, dickish comments. I take back what I said. I shouldn't be a dick like that, especially since you guys are here to help. I just can be this way sometimes...