The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    starrs or rippetoe

    I been working out for about 3 m half years now off and on, what would b a better fit program for me rippetoes or starrs

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    Rippetoes has you increasing the weight every workout.

    Starrs has you increasing weight every week.

    Do Rippetoes if you can. If not, do Starrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    I been working out for about 3 m half years now off and on, what would b a better fit program for me rippetoes or starrs
    Bill Starr actually had more than one routine. Which one are you talking about?

    How much do yuo squat and deadlift now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfire View Post
    Bill Starr actually had more than one routine. Which one are you talking about?

    How much do yuo squat and deadlift now?
    I wanna do 3x5 or the 5x5, I squat 285 for 5 and bench 225 for 5 and I deadlift for 335 for 5
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    If you're capable of increasing weight every workout, do so. If not, make your increases weekly by using the intermediate programming. It's as simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    I been working out for about 3 m half years now off and on, what would b a better fit program for me rippetoes or starrs
    youve told us nothing from this post...


    Age?

    Height?

    Weight?

    Maxes?

    GOALS?

    Measurements?

    Current Routine?

    Diet?

    etc. etc.

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    Yes, tell us a bit about yourself and we can give you a more informed answer.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Rippetoes has you increasing the weight every workout.

    Starrs has you increasing weight every week.

    Do Rippetoes if you can. If not, do Starrs.
    This ^
    Starting Strength Wiki

    Best Lifts
    Squat: 350x5
    Mil. Press: 165x5
    Deadlift: 455x1

    BW: 177

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    If the numbers you have posted are your current lifts then you could most likely get stuck right in with periodization.

    If the numbers you have posted are your previous lifts that you left off at from however long ago, then you may just be a beginner (i was gonna say 'that knows what to do' but obviously you are confused at this stage) who knows the lifts.

    The fact that you have posted so many threads on the same topic suggests you arent clear on what you have to do or how you have to do it to get there. Try Starting Strength to begin with and as above, decide, can you add lbs each w/o or each week?. Find out for yourself. Nobody can give a definitive answer on what is best suited for you at this stage.
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    With Rip's routine, if you start to slow down, add weight every other w/o or every week. It's up to you if you can keep up with the planned routine.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    With Rip's routine, if you start to slow down, add weight every other w/o or every week. It's up to you if you can keep up with the planned routine.
    or microload; add 1, 2, 2.5, 3# per workout. that's the best choice if you have access to them. and they can be made fairly cheap.
    Starting Strength Wiki

    Best Lifts
    Squat: 350x5
    Mil. Press: 165x5
    Deadlift: 455x1

    BW: 177

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bango Skank View Post
    or microload; add 1, 2, 2.5, 3# per workout. that's the best choice if you have access to them. and they can be made fairly cheap.
    ok, im gonna do rippetoes, im 5 foot 3 and 195lbs

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