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Doing Starting Strength once a week

I was thinking to do Starting Strength twice a week instead of three, on Mondays and Thursdays, because Fridays I tend to be busy with work and on Sundays I tend to be hangover. I know it will be slower than doing three times a week, but it is better than nothing.

My question is, will it completely destroy the Starting Strength program to reduce it to two workouts a week?

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marked as duplicate by Matt Chan Oct 28 '12 at 3:06

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Why not Saturday? – Dave Liepmann Oct 26 '12 at 15:54
Pretty much everything in this question applies here. – Dave Liepmann Oct 26 '12 at 16:04
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Short answer: No

You will just be gaining a little slower. Other then that I don't see why you wouldn't be adding weights.

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It is perfectly possible to grow stronger muscles by working out two times a week. Make sure you train every muscle group once a week (not more). Your muscles need time to rest. Keep your workouts under 30 minutes.

To make that happen do the following:
Two different exercises each only one set per muscle group.
Don't rest more than 1.5 minute between sets.
Make them burn! Go all out. You should be breathing heavily for 30 minutes after the workout.

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This doesn't seem to consider the Starting Strength program as part of the question. – Dave Liepmann Oct 26 '12 at 17:43
@Jasper A. you clearly know nothing of proper training. – Zettez Oct 29 '12 at 10:47

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