i know you can get size with the ss workout. but what type of size is this? is this the big powerlifter size thats just big flabby with no definition which i see with most ppl? or more like the bodybuilder big and defined size?
is there anyother workout to obtain size without ss that someone has proven tried and true? i guess what im saying is i know ss makes you strong and big, but is there something out there that makes you big quick whether you get stronger or not?
my goal isnt necessarily to get stronger but to get bigger, mostly in the chest and arms. and yes i know some strength will come with size. just seems like itll take alot more time on a program like ss.
The size you gain will be more so determined by your diet. You can make quality LBM gain and keep bodyfat in check on Starting Strength for sure. Too much of a caloric surplus and no matter what your training looks like, you will gain fat.
There is a nice compromise between super "clean" lean bulking and all out "see food" dieting where you eat everything in site. I would shoot for about 1-2lbs of weight gain per month and cut when you get uncomfortable with what you see in the mirror. It is not unheard of for natural beginners to gain as much as 10-15lbs of true LBM their first year. After that your body needs more tricking and thought out approaches to grow, you might only see 2-6lbs of LBM gain a year after that.
Oh and if you are just getting into sculpting your body then SS is a great routine to follow along with a sound diet and supplementation program.
any real good routines for bigger chest and arms the doesnt revolve around squats? they only have 1 rest day between squatting. i normally rest 2 days.
There are many routines out there that will give you what you want. SS is a good one, so give it a try. "Big and flabby" is caused by diet, not the workout. And all the best routines for arms and chest involve squats, period.
There's big muscles and small muscles, low bodyfat and high bodyfat--but there's no 'powerlifting size' and 'bodybuilding size.' Not in the sense you're thinking of anyway.
I want to be a flabby power lifter.
Trying not to die young.
Flabby powerlifters are cool.
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