not the version stickied here but rather one from starting strength wikia
Now I would like to incorporate some DB curls into this I just like doing them, really for no other reason. So what workout would be best to add them in ? M + F I am thinking .Practical Programming Novice Program:
3x5 Bench press / Press (Alternating)
Chin-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps
3x5 Press / Bench Press (Alternating)
3x5 Bench Press / Press (Alternating)
Pull-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps
Also on each day it say 3x5 press / bench press alternating What does that mean ? I couldn't find it on SSwikia
Alternating means that one workout you do bench press, the next workout you do overhead press, the next workout you do bench press, and so on...
And if you are going to do the curls, just do one or two sets after the chin-ups/pull-ups. Biceps are a small muscle so leave the middle day curl-free to give them time to recouperate.
Thanxs much man
Yep, I agree with off road. I just want to say that honestly my arms grew more on SS from the pull-ups/chinups then when I did curls.
Good to know size in arms is my main goal why i chose that particular routine instead of the standard SS, But I really like to do curls. IDK why ? I just like the feel when I do them DB curls not BB curls. I guess it may be just a little quirk of mine but I guess everyone has an exercise they like more then any other.
I am sure 90% of you will say squats or SLDL
I usually add chins or wide-grip pullups to every other B session! I don't think after lifting heavy and doing chins/pulls I could do an effective curl set! I did 30 Wide grip pullups last night and my Bi's are sore as heck! The rest of my body really doesn't get sore anymore,that should give you an idea of how hard pullups work your arms! I am two months into SS and my arms are way bigger and stronger! I grabbed a 50lb Db the other day and could curl it easy! Before I started SS I struggled with a 30lber ! What kind of rep/set range were you gonna do on the chins/pullups?
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Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
(950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
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