Should you do Starting Strenght as a newbie? Posted on May 25, 2023 by Anonymous Should you do Starting Strenght as a newbie?
No, you should do it after you've lifted for five years.
What a stupid fucking question.
You are a fucking moron. Obviously I meant should I do it OVER OTHER PROGRAMS. Imagine being you and failing 10th grade 3 times.
Depends on your goals
What's important is not the program you choose, it's going to the gym and lift stuff. If you worry that you will develop too much muscle just don't, it's like saying you have too much money, it will go away if you're careless.
And if you worry about injuries, you would develop injuries with any other program too if you're a moron.
So start SS, read the sticky and start right now.
I did sl 5x5 personally because im cool
Remind me IST, how many?
sure it's a great starting program that thousands and thousands of people have done
it's very simple, you know exactly what to do every single workout, and you have a plan for long term progress
definitely read the book though, the template that floats around online is just one phase of the program
this is how it starts
you're supposed to do this while learning the lifts and establishing deadlifts as the heaviest lift
Is there any great hypertrophy focused program like ss?
you mean like a beginner program?
your best bet might be the Greyskull LP, it's a very general strength program, but you can add on "layers" to make it more focused on what you want
and it's intended for 100% beginners
Starting Pump is pretty good
I did Stronglifts 5x5 for 3 months then started PPL. I think it's good for getting you in to the gym and making it a habit. Remember to add biceps and lateral raises tho
a program that includes benching and does not include a horizontal row is not a reasonable program from a structural standpoint. and if looks are one of your concerns the piss balance of lower and upper body volume combined with total lack of arm isolation will leave you looking like shit. your choice
the author of the GSLP doesn't really think you need rows at the early stage
you need posterior chain strength and core strength to do bent-over rows safely
doing pulldowns/chins and deadlifts should be sufficient
You absolutely need rows to prevent turning into quasimodo and having fucked up shoulders
>should I, a novice, do a program built for novices?
The nice thing about it is that it's retard proof, which is what you need.
After 3-6 months of SS, you move on to more intensive programs.
Just starting lifting gay.
Yes, but in your case no. This has been discussed to death and the answer is very easily found. Stupid little shitstains like you that even need to be spoonfed on something like this to the point of making a crappy thread simply don't have the drive and incentive needed to successfully go to the gym. Don't even bother, because even if you try you'll have given up by month two.