Im tryin to get a good strength base. Ill worry about gettin brolic later. The idea, I think, is to run out your newbie gains for as long as possible, in as simple a way as is possible.
I was actually worried that if I did it wrong, that my squat would be way higher than my deadlift, and due to strentgh rising on one, and being overall improved, kinda ruin the purpose/benefit of the lift by not lifting a weight adequate enough to induce stress.
I am not going to adjust anything on this program. What Rippetoe says, Im going to do. I started today all the way down at 155 for squat. I figure its better to start out unreasonably low than too high. Besiedes, you add 30 lbs a week to your squat, so if it is to low of a weight, eventually it wont be, and it will stress. Even if I feel like I can do more for the first few workouts, I will not add more than 15 lbs to my squat/deadlift. Ill get there eventually, and Ive got nothing but time as I have 3 months for summer. Plus I have to learn form. So theres a lot of pros.
Ill definately incorporate isolation when Ive exhausted this program. Do you have any suggestions for programs for when Im done with SS? I was thinking about GVT, as the starting phase is very similar to what I was doing before, and I did see progress on it. I just feel like the weights I was moving were too small.
Thanks for the input.