Hey all this is my first post here, I just started the Rippetoe workout,which is quite a departure from my normal training routine of circuit training. It seems while I was losing some weight with that, I wasn't really making any strength or size gains.
I'm about 5'11", 245 lbs.
For the lifts today, not including warmups, my Squat was 205, my bench was 175, and my Dead lift was 135. which I know sounds low but I had a serious back injury a couple years ago and still suffer from quite a bit of pain.
I have a couple questions about the routine.
I don't have room to do military presses as I lift in a basement with little overhead clearance. Can anyone suggest a suitable substitute?
Also I've struggled with this for a long time, but the left half of my upper body does seem to be as strong or big as my right side. How can I address this?
Where does cardio fit in to this routine? If I do this 3 times a week fitting in cardio two or three times a week shouldn't be a problem. Is this going to affect muscle growth?
Thanks in advance. I look forward to posting here.