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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    STARR routine questions

    Im going to start the Starr 5x5 routine and I want to know first does it work for mass?How long do I do it for & do I take a week off anytime in the routine.

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    LOL I just started it this week! ignore my sig. I am using it to get up to 215 lbs. hopefully in about 20 weeks. I have read/ heard that it is a great mass builder, because it is so squat intensive and uses compounds almost exclusively. I am interested in other's responses, though.
    Height: 6' weight:197
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    bench: 280 x 1
    squat: 370 x 1
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    goal: 225 @ < 10% bodyfat

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    I have been doing it for 5 weeks and have gained roughly 3lbs and all my lifts went up significantly. Squatting 3 times a week is a killer though.

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    Lots of sqatting will fix that flat ass it did mine(bubble butt) my wife loves it now.

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    Definitely. I've made some good gains since starting it 5 weeks ago, and I haven't made gains in a while. It's such an efficient workout.

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    Make sure you are eating enough to sustain growth.

    Gaining mass starts and ends with caloric intake.

    But in terms of routines, its a great one. I presume you are running madcows version of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff52069 View Post
    Im going to start the Starr 5x5 routine and I want to know first does it work for mass?How long do I do it for & do I take a week off anytime in the routine.
    It's good for mass, but even better if you are eating everything in site. I was able to get through 10 weeks before I plateaued. Just keep going until you plateau.
    I went to Rhodestown and all I got was this high cholesterol

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    I've increased my max squat by more than 50 lbs. Its a great program. I'm pretty sure i'm getting close to plateauing on squats. If my squat isn't going anywhere and my bench and deadlift are, should I stay on the program till those slow down or should I just change programs?
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    It's a strength-based program but it will produce hypertrophy, probably moreso in the lower body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    I've increased my max squat by more than 50 lbs. Its a great program. I'm pretty sure i'm getting close to plateauing on squats. If my squat isn't going anywhere and my bench and deadlift are, should I stay on the program till those slow down or should I just change programs?
    if two out of the three are still progressing well, I'd stick with it. You could set your squat #s back 2-3 weeks and ramp back up to see if that helps. Sounds like you have done well with it, I am looking for the program to really bulk up my legs and back.
    Height: 6' weight:197
    BF%: ~12%?

    bench: 280 x 1
    squat: 370 x 1
    dead: 360 x 1

    goal: 225 @ < 10% bodyfat

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