Was SS a meme all along?

I only got bigger legs and arms (thanks to curls)

I went to the gym with a friend
>suprised about my low volume
>mogs me on every lift exept squad
>exect squad
He doesnt even lift, just boxing and bodyweight training

Pls recommend me another routine to get IST

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LOL we got another one. Go to your nearest gay bar OP, rippetoe is awaiting you eagerly.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blaha has an improved version of SS called like Icecream 5x5 Novice or something. It adds curls erryday and additional trap work so your bench won't suck. Basic ass SS is going to send all your gains straight to your legs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      * Additional tri work
      It does also add shrugs though

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SS,SL etc. are all routines skinny weak dyels should do for like 2 or 3 months to build form and a strength base. youre not going to gain much muscle witha hypertrophy or strength program in 2-3 months so might aswell build a nice strength base for when you go into a hypertrophy routine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, it's literally just the tutorial. Add volume and accessories as soon as you're comfortable doing so.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You dare waste time curling in my squat racks?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What else are they for?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >(thanks to curls)
    I think I know what your problem is. You. Were. Not. Doing. The. Program.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Squats and milk program is the good follow up to SS. Higher volume but similar lifts

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When should I switch from SS
    Don't tell me some bull shit like "when you feel you're ready uwu" give me a real answer with numbers

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When you already deloaded a lift once but get stuck again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's no hard and fast rule, it's when straight linear progression outright runs out despite eating a decent amount. This varies by person, from (for males). Some folks might feel that they can't even pass 160lbs on the squat even with their milk, and there are some folks who really do 5lbs their way to 300lbs.
      Set an arbitrary minimum, either in weight or time. As a general rule, after 3 month is usually a minimum time to stop, though you're welcome to continue if you're confident you can still regularly put 5lbs on the bar for at least half of your lifts. If you wanna go by weight, 225lbs squat is usually a good minimum for when you can consider switching.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what are your lifts?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    and how long have you been doing ss?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post B/S/D also how much you weigh and how long have you been doing this, how.many calories you eat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bench 60 kg
      Squat 97,5 kg
      Deadlift 115 kg

      Bodyweight 90 kg

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You didn't mention how long you've been doing this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you actually lifted you should have noticeable gains.
        And 5x5 heavy is not low volume when you start putting some weight on the bar
        I’d say to stick with the program until you stop with linear progression or that plus one deload and stop again
        On the other hand if you just care about looks jump right into a bro split/ppl or whatever more focused on volume/aesthetics, SS/SL are only good if you care about getting your number up, other than that they are a meme and are not for everyone

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you hadn't done starting strength he would have mogged you extra hard

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    around a year, bit i had a break because of gym closing down

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