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    Few questions about SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaine Masters View Post
    I've read the thread above, and it already gives the basic routine and how to progress. So is SS actually worth buying, or can i use the guide above and just go by that? I've been forking out alot of cash lately on driving lessons and other stuff, and paying another 30 pound for SS plus 30 pound a month to go gym ontop of my 20 pound a week for driving just seems to extreme, considering i'm currently unemployed.

    That being said, this diet stuff is really confusing me. Just what exactly am i ment to be eating? Since i'll probably have to wait for the SS book to arrive (if i end up getting it) i figured i would just start on this diet now. I'm not very fat, infact, i'm fairly skinny. I have no clue at all what foods i need to eat. Will this be mentioned in SS?

    And as a final question, how long will it take to see clear results?

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    You can get by with the sticky. SS gives lots of good information, including diet. You could also venture to the diet section, and read "What bodybuilders eat".
    Give SS, and whatever program about a year to actually see the results. Youll get results if you follow the linear progression and add weight to the bar every workout.
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    Depends on your genetics, how much you eat, how hard you train, how you utilize your rest days, and how much you sleep. Mostly eating and training. I would say 1lb a week or so, assuming youre a teenager, eating a ton, and lifting heavy. They might not be the huge bicep peaks or 6 packs you might be expecting. I dont know what results you want, but youll get bigger and stronger.
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    The majority of the book Starting Strength goes into great detail about how to perform the squat, dead lift, bench press, overhead press, and power clean. If you are a complete and total noob the book will help explain how to perform those 5 exercises in great detail with pictures. It also explain common problems encountered with form and how to resolve them. It also explains how to perform assistance exercises such as barbell rows, stiff leg dead lifts, dips, etc, etc. The book does not go into detail when it comes to diet. That however is not a difficult thing to figure out. You should be able to find used copies of that book somewhere on the internet. Try Amazon.com. I think it would be in your best interest to read the book.

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    The book doesn't discuss much about diet, but Rippetoe will tell you that a gallon of whole milk a day is pretty much mandatory, on top of what you regularly eat...assuming it looks something like eggs/meat/rice/veggies/whatever and not cake/twinkies/donuts.

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    He says eat a lot. Its pretty straightforward...He doesnt give you meal ideas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaine Masters View Post
    Josh, eating alot isn't straight foward. Anyone can eat alot.
    Good thing I covered it in slightly more--albeit more than enough--detail.

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    "something like eggs/meat/fish/poultry/rice/veggies/whatever and not cake/twinkies/donuts."

    thats what you eat

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    If you want to gain weight, yes.
    Go do some research of your own, too.
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    Well, what are your goals? Are you trying to put on weight with SS?
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    here is exactly what you need to do:

    1. buy a food scale
    2. track all of your food intake exactly for a week with the foods Kastro said. observe your weight.. did it go up or down?
    3. eat more or less based on what you want: gain or lose weight
    4. lift hard while doing this

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