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What Program for Getting Back into BB'ing?


#1

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?


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding/do_this_routine_instead_of_that_dumb_one

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