Ok eduacate me here. I have been doing the WBB 1 for the last two weeks. As most of you know WBB goes as such 2x6-8, while Starr is 5x5. What are the differences in growth, and are any better than the other. I am looking to gain some weight, lose a little of the gut of course. I dont want to change from WBB as I am already into it, and really like it. But is 2x6 really enough to do anything(obviously it is or it wouldn't have been written, but I dont know what to expect from it.)
Last edited by SvDave; 12-14-2006 at 06:09 PM.
Getting back in the groove
"I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." - Achilles, (Troy 2004)
ATF squat- 275 RAW
Bench- Two 100lbs DB's four times
190lbs 15% BF (Estimate)
... and eat enough.
Stick with WBB1 for a while. You should avoid changing routines too frequently. (Plus, at the outset I think it's better to stick to lighter weight and higher reps). Then when your results start slowing switch to Starr's 5x5.
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For a beginner, pretty much anything will work, especially at less than 6 weeks of use.
Agreed. Lift heavy, eat enough to grow, and sleep, and you'll make good gains your first 6 months. Remember not to starve yourself, even though you're trying to lose weight, or else your body will enter starvation mode, taking everything and sending it to fat, in order to 'stay alive'.
From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)
Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]
Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs
Military: 111lbsx8; Dips: BWx30; Pullups: BWx10; WChestP: 360lbsx7; 45LegP: 470lbsx20; C Raise: 360lbs; BB Curl: 105lbsx3; Lat Pull: 195lbsx5
I think bill starr's 5x5 is too much for a beginner in my humble opinion.
Bill starr is good to teach the basics. Learn to squat good doing it 3x a week, gives knowledge of the importance of compounds, and lots of good info on the routine page.
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According to the article assosciated with the Bill Starr routine, its not meant for beginners, but rather intermediate lifters. I kind of agree. I wouldnt be able to handle so many squats if I were just to start lifting. When I started lifting my oy would ache for DAYS after a workout. Working out hte same muscle when ur still in so much pain wouldnt be very good.