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Starting Strength: The Guide

#189

[quote]TheDudeAbides wrote:

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Nice find, Dude.

#190

[quote]TheDudeAbides wrote:

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Great stuff!

''On the ethics of meat eating:

Okay, have you ever been around chickens? They are stupid, uncooperative, inconvenient, ill-tempered creatures. They get what they deserve. **** chickens.’’
Awesome! :smiley:

#191

[quote]stuward wrote:
TheDudeAbides wrote:

Nice find, Dude.

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HEY, where have you been?!!

#192

How do you know how much weight to do for your warms ups?

#193

[quote]GoGoPlata47 wrote:
How do you know how much weight to do for your warms ups?[/quote]

Do you have the book? I believe Rippetoe covers it there.

If you don’t, you should start all warmups with the empty bar. The last warmup set should be with about 85-90% of the weight you are going to do your actual sets with. I’d say do 3-5 warmup sets per exercise.

#194

[quote]TheDudeAbides wrote:
stuward wrote:
TheDudeAbides wrote:

Nice find, Dude.

HEY, where have you been?!![/quote]

I’ve been lurking this thread and a couple of others. T-Nation in blocked at work so I can’t keep up with everything anymore. That and a couple of flames I got from a couple of punks that think they know it all. Anyway, it’s good to see you guys on this thread still active.

Stu

#195

I’m starting this program after much reading up on it. I realise now it’s clearly perfect for me right now. I’m really looking forward to seeing a huge improvement in my lifts and my weight creeping up!

Thanks guys

#196

[quote]GoGoPlata47 wrote:
How do you know how much weight to do for your warms ups?[/quote]

Use the log book calculator, the warm up sets are

2x5
1x5
1x3
1x2

#197

[quote]echelon101 wrote:
GoGoPlata47 wrote:
How do you know how much weight to do for your warms ups?

Use the log book calculator, the warm up sets are

2x5
1x5
1x3
1x2
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Thanks a lot man. Hey I don’t think I will be able to do PC’s at my gym do to the quality of the gym so can I do “Practical Programming Novice Program” or no? Thoughts? In the article he M.R. says all three are great workouts so I am assuming I can.

#198

Practical Programming Novice Program?

#199

barbell rows may (supposedly) replace power cleans

although I remember reading that Mark only preferring the cleans

#200

Have got the book, can’t put it down…

Fantastic, amazing read. I really would recommend people get the book, not scour the internet to try and piece all the information together. Just go crazy and spend that $30, you won’t regret it, trust me.

I do have one concern though.
We all know by now that Rip strongly recommends consuming a gallon of milk a day. This seems like a fantastic idea…
But,(yes, a but) wouldn’t you run the risk of becoming lactose intolerant by consuming that much milk every day…?
Such a thing would clearly be detrimental to your training and diet

#201

Oh, and what are people’s thoughts on Practical Programming…?
Worth getting for progression post SS?

I’m currently at the very novice stage and I’m expecting to get a good 5 maybe 6 months outta SS but I don’t wanna just stop there

#202

[quote]Jereth127 wrote:
Oh, and what are people’s thoughts on Practical Programming…?
Worth getting for progression post SS?

I’m currently at the very novice stage and I’m expecting to get a good 5 maybe 6 months outta SS but I don’t wanna just stop there[/quote]

I did SS for ~8 months making pretty constant gains. From there I moved to WS4SB, more out of wanting to switch up. Only been doing it for about a month but I’m really enjoying it.

#203

Yes, after SS you should read Practical Programming. Your first post-SS program should be something like WS4SB, Madcow’s 5x5, Texas method, etc so you can get by with that for a few mmonths. Practical Programming will tell you how to organize your training. It’s not everything you need to know but it gets you started in the right direction. It’s definitely recommended.

#204

I’ve been thinking about giving Starting Strength a try, but I’m wondering about the squats. It just doesn’t seem like a day is enough to recover from them especially since they’re being done three times a week.

Is recovery really not that much of an issue in this case?

#205

Not at all. I took my squats from 270 to 375 in 5 months squatting 3 times a week.

#206

[quote]Ronsauce wrote:
I’ve been thinking about giving Starting Strength a try, but I’m wondering about the squats. It just doesn’t seem like a day is enough to recover from them especially since they’re being done three times a week.

Is recovery really not that much of an issue in this case?

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It just depends on how advanced are you.

#207

Not very, but more so than an average beginner who’s never lifted before, and with respect to squatting, I’m even less advanced.

My workout today(my third day of the program) had me squatting 225 for my 3 sets of 5. It was absolute agony. If I do manage to go up next workout or next week, it’ll probably only be by maybe 10lbs. I also work as a mover, so recovery isn’t exactly helped by carrying people’s shit up and down stairs up to 6 days a week.

In any case, I’ll proceed along with it. If it takes its toll on me too much, I could always do away with the squatting on the middle day of the week…even though I know messing with the program is nothing short of blasphemy.

#208

Figure I’ll bump this thread with my SS experience.

I loved the program. I was a newbie and I ended up lifting more than twice what I started out lifting after 3 months. In that 3 months I gained over 10 kg of body weight. Thats over 22 pounds for you Americans. I started out at 70kg (150 pounds) and found that it changed my life. I highly recommend this program as a beginning point.