Use a PVC pipe or broom stick. While youre at it dont forget to foam roll and stretch.
I'm pretty worn out from the Squats, OH Presses and Rows once I've gotten to Pull-ups and I don't execute the Pull-ups as well as I normally would. I can normally do 10 pull-ups but when I train I've only been able to get 6 reps (1st set), 3-4 reps (2nd set) and approx. 3 reps on the last set.
Anyone else experience something similar? If so, how have you combated the situation?
Remember: whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
After Starting Strength,
What is YOUR opinion--Would it be better to go to Texas Method, Madcow Linear, to continue to focus on strength, a powerbuilding approach (more accessory work, higher rep ranges, but still lower reps for strength mixed in), or a sole hypertrophy focus? And why?
Obviously these are all suitable choices following SS as far as programming and it will depend on goals, just wanted to hear your thoughts/opinions/reasoning.
Just for clarification, the Madcow program is Madcow's (poster from Elite Fitness & BB.com) take on Bill Starr's 5x5 program, not something from Starr. His original 5x5 program can be found in 'The Strongest Shall Survive'.
Last edited by Auburn; 12-05-2009 at 05:02 PM.
Hey, I'm just starting weight lifting for the school wrestling team, and I want to know what I should be doing at 87 pounds. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Hey im interested in body building been leifting for almost a year and i want to build a strong base so im adopting the ss routine. Is starting Strength a good move for a begginer bodybuilder?
How long is the workout supposed to last on your first attempt. Because the lifts don't look like they would take very long to do.
I have been doing workout A for a few days and im liking it alot but i have no idea what the last 2 on workout B are? Does anyone have a video or a way to explain on how to do these thanks
Once you begin moving personal record breaking weights, the rest time required between the sets dramatically lengthens the work out.
You are to rest as much as needed to get all 3 sets done across. This can range from 2-8 minutes, or even longer if need be.
Just curious why Texas Method is recommended after Starting Strength over the Madcow 5x5. Both are intermediate programs using weekly progression, it would seem to me either one would be acceptable.
Simply put, Texas Method is a less complex version of Madcow... or Madcow is a more complex version of Texas Method. And in the spirit of efficient strength progression, only use the complexity your body necessitates.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 01-02-2010 at 04:33 PM.
How is one more complex than the other? I'm not trying to argue or trying to say you are wrong, I'm just not quite sure I follow you and was hoping you could elaborate for me.
What is the best/quickest way to warm up and stretch before attempting this?
Bench Press 3x5
hey guys this may sound stupid but can I alternate the powerclean with some other kind of lift/excercise which is easier to do?