Starting Strength

Starting Strength

Starting Strength Questions

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by 20 · about 13 hours ago

I've been doing Starting Strength regularly (sometimes just 2x per week) for 5.5 months. I've seen huge gains and am extremely happy with the program. My question is whether I should move on to a new/more advanced program, add in my own assortment... (more)

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Scotty_Von_Porkchop 0 · February 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

My suggestion would be to continue as you have been doing as your have been gaining lots of size and strength. I would however add a few caveats; If your primary focus is biking make the strength training more like 'practice'. For instance... (more)

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by 2729 · about 13 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months and am now at a healthy scale weight (female, 5'6", 135lb). I don't look the way I'd like and a friend recommended weight training to get the muscle definition I want. I'm planning on starting Sarting Strength on... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · October 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Since Starting Strength isn't high intensity and you have a rest day (or two) in between sessions, PWO nutrition isn't that important. If your current eating plan is working, keep it. Your glycogen stores will replenish on their own, even on a LC... (more)

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by 145 · October 24, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Hello, I'm a former gym-rat-cardio-queen with a bike problem. Over the past 8 months or so I've been learning to let go of cardio conditioning, have learned how to lift heavy weights, and have joined crossfit. My current routine goes like this:... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM

So that's crossfit 2-3x per week, lifting 2-3x per week, and something fun 1-2x per week, and a day off. So I guess you have 9 day weeks? :-) Or are you doing two-a-days? Not sure how hard your crossfit workouts are but I certainly can't do... (more)

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by 455 · October 24, 2014 at 4:08 AM

After a three week break from lifting and ordering Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (which won't arrive until August 14), I've made up my own routine that I will start tomorrow. Are there any experienced lifters out there who can provide some... (more)

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Klaud 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Your program looks good. The most important thing is consistency(and form, but that is a given). As many strength coaches would say: "Just Lift" On a side note, no program is the holy grail. Just keep lifting with proper form until you can't... (more)

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by 145 · October 22, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Even though I go to crossfit now, I still feel like kind of a loner when I'm lifting. Sure, cross fit does some heavy lifts, but I have been practicing starting strength since July and have been making some slow gains. I go to my local YMCA to do... (more)

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smartcookie 0 · April 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Hey. I started heavy lifting over the past 2 years or so. I come from a fairly serious running (40-50 mi/wk) background - however, I'd say my exercise regimen has become much more moderate over time. I happen to think that starting strength is a... (more)

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by 20 · October 18, 2014 at 3:48 AM

So I have gone from 315-266/265. I stay in this range without much effort. But I have been reading a lot and it's confusing as to which advice to take and which not to since I'm 266 lbs and not thin. I was listening to Robb Wolff, and he said... (more)

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August 0 · October 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Exercise is counterproductive at your stage. Do enough to maintain your muscle mass- 20 min of resistance exercise, walk every now and then. But as you have noticed, exercise can cause injury; it also tends to make us hungrier. Don't try... (more)

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