Starting Strength is a complete waste of time. Don't fall that fucking meme. Go talk to a trainer at your gym and let them suggest something, and immediately leave if it's starting Strength, though I highly doubt it'd be if he knows anything.
>>31946747 >>31946798 Good on you anon. Ignore these faggots. Pic related. Read SS and understand what you are doing and why. Then do it. Then do whatever you want after. You can look around for good additives if SS volume isn't bad for you.
>>31946823 Over double the volume on lowerbody when upperbody requires MORE VOLUME to grow lol.
Tell me how double lowerbody volume will not leave you looking t-rex?
Doing SS the the equivalent of doing a bro split that looks something like this:
Chest: Bench Shoulders: OHP Back: Deadlifts Legs: Squats, Leg curls, leg extensions, calf raises, lunges, straight leg deadlifts.
SS is for offseason athletes - that is it. It is dogshit for powerlifting (go read powerlifting to win's review of it - i cba to list the wall of reasons why elite powerlifters think it is dogshit for novices in their sport).
It is dogshit for people wanting to look good after a year due to the massive muscle imbalances it will build. For SS to be good for building a balanced physique you would have to add rows, pullups, skullcrushers/close grip bench, curls, shrugs, some form of ab work at a minimum.
OP be prepared to look like shit but have your strength levels go up.
I started at 75kg and I'm 85kg now, did SS for 5 months and started Texas Method monday this week.
Squat went from 50kg to 125kg Deadlift went from 70kg to 135kg OHP went from 25kg to 50kg (tfw pressing weight that killed me if I tried to squat it) Bench went from 35kg to 62.5kg (weakest lift)
All 3x5 except for deadlifts. So basically, whatever you're lifting now you can expect to be lifting nearly twice as much if you train hard for a few months.
Whatever you do, don't think you can wear tight clothing in your first months/year of lifting you will look silly. Yes, clothes will probably get a little tighter and you'll look better when you wear them but you're nothing really.
>>31947247 because SS is a beginners' program and I wanted to develop strength before I tried to develop mass. It's not like I was going to achieve my goal body or even anywhere near my goal lifts in that time anyway.
I consider it a productive use of time nonetheless since I'm more improved athletically than I was when I started.
>>31947270 Okay (and thanks for that pic; good read)
But why use a program that leans toward excess caloric intake and disproportionate lifts, when you could rather customize it or use a myriad of other programs to achieve the same principles of cns overload, and still come out looking better?
>>31947289 When my gym allows it's members to record video inside I'll post a video of me squatting.
To be fair I'm more comfortable saying I squat 120kg 3x5, since I lean forward at the bottom and that probably takes me out of depth. As far as I can tell, I'm hitting proper depth though.
>>31947292 Mostly because it's a meme of /fit/ and it's in the sticky. Excess caloric intake was something I needed to do anyway since I bulked for all those months (still going to bulk for another month or so, just to get strength gains where I'd like them). I didn't (and still don't) know enough about lifting and diet and shit to really formulate my own program, which is reasonable considering that I'm still a novice lifter.
Being trex and having shit aesthetics isn't really a concern for me since I'm next-level cocoon mode.
>>31948255 Because you should be resting and stretching more often on recovery days. Also you dont want to feel bloated do you? It just doesn't call for as much food when inactive, so we allow the digestive system to have a break from such protein rich eating and at such high caloric intake.
>>31948298 Sure, you should be resting more, but you shouldn't be taking lifting into account as exercise when you work out your TDEE either. Your body needs more protein on rest days from what I know, so that it can actually grow. The digestive system doesn't need a break, either, that's not how it works, enzymes and the actual acid doesn't take any amount of energy we're going to notice in order to take place.
I eat at around 2600 for maintenance, and it doesn't bloat me at all, so I'm not quite sure where you're coming from with not wanting to feel bloated, just don't eat stuff that makes you feel that way.
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