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What Program for Getting Back into BB'ing?


I quit BB'ing to deal with personal issues about a year and a half ago. I came off cycle, quit eating properly, and quit working out all around the same time.

I have lost roughly 60 lbs (muscle) since then. This spring I was down to around 178, and am now around 190 (all fat gain from diet this summer).

I'm serious about getting back into shape, and I will be doing it naturally for a while. Since I'm so out of shape (6'1 190 with a slight gut) what would you recommend for me? Should I do 12 weeks of Rippetoe SS to get my body used to lifting again?


Whatever you did to put on those 60 pounds in the first place should do the trick again.


No. Why wouldn't you just slowly work back into your old program?


if you want to bodybuild can't go wrong with a bodybuilding program.



there is lots in this thread that you could use, or you could just do a full body workout 3 times a week for a month or two to prepare yourself