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    Starting Strength program question

    The Starting Strength Program allows untimed rest periods.

    Would it be cool to rotate around, for example do a bench set while resting
    my squats?

    This would save me a bunch of time!

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    No. The program is written the way it is for a reason. Are you really resting if you are doing a set a bench? If you set up correctly, stay tight, get an arch, and really squeeze the bar, the bench press turns into a whole body exercise as well. That doesn't sound like a very good way to be rested for my next set of heavy squats.
    The whole point of Starting Strength is to do heavy sets of 5 with big barbell exercises and add weight regularly. You're not going to be optimally rested if you are doing other exercises during your squat rest periods.

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    Makes sense, and I agree. Thanx
    Last edited by dave1234; 02-15-2010 at 09:00 AM.
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