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Feb
4
comment Breaking down on Starting Strength
Erratic food habits is mostly because my job requires going around and meeting people during the day and some times I can not eat for a few hours even though I feel very hungry and than I try to make up for the lost calories in the next meal. I feel hunger is a worse thing while you are training. I added barbell rows because my back lacks the thickness and I have very little middle back, I thought this could help. To improve recovery I tried doing Squats twice a week but I noticed something strange. I could work out well but the soreness would come the 2nd or 3rd day on the legs.
Feb
4
comment Breaking down on Starting Strength
Hi Dave, I have good form on Squats and Deadlifts, I do these in front of the mirror. I try to notice the form some times not all the time. I know Rippetoe suggests not to look in the mirror. I have the book, I have read it once if you have any particular sections to revisit I can do that though I never read the book 2nd time because I found it too informative. I have not really deloaded in the real sense but some times when I struggled with existing weights I brought the numbers down by 5-10 pounds on that lift to keep things going for a while.
Feb
4
asked Breaking down on Starting Strength
Jan
7
comment I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?
Good answer but I think the loss of hypertrophy as mentioned by Berin is more in novices than in advanced BB. Some advanced BB can go on without any loss of hypertrophy if they are still on a good diet. Though I don't have a scientific background on this but in real life I have seen this to be true for a number of novice or intermediate BB.
Jan
4
comment Why are kettlebells so expensive?
definitely not 5.
Dec
24
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : +1. I agree. There are some body parts which are left behind on this Program. I sometimes feel that even for chest development more is desired than one can achieve on SS but than it is only for strength :-)
Dec
23
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : I agree with what Kate says but your last comment basically means you wont gain mass on SS :-( I wouldn't agree with that mate.. I have myself put on Pounds and pounds of lean mass with the same program however I do agree that the body might not be cut like a BB since it is mostly a Strength program but you can improve muscle size with it.
Dec
22
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : Rippetoe himself suggests to do some supplementary stuff if you have to. however the premise is that additional exercises should not interfere with the basic ones in the program.
Dec
21
comment Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
@Moses : What would be the extended Program ? Any sources ?
Dec
21
answered Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
Dec
18
revised What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
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Dec
18
comment What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
Hmm.. thinking about editing it.. some how looks ok to me.. I mentioned I would like to see reputable programs and not tailor made programs by anyone. Let me see if I can further improve the question. Thanks for your suggestion :-)
Dec
18
asked What is a good and tested body building programs for a beginner?
Dec
13
accepted how to pull with your Lats
Dec
13
answered how to pull with your Lats
Dec
11
answered Does warmup volume have a detrimental effect on working set?
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Hmm.. I read the regular book of SS, I can't recollect the edition. I might not have read it properly, I was happy increasing weight every week than every session. To be honest this was enjoyable and comfortable. Increasing the weight the next week was never a challenge the body was always ready for it. Thanks for the links.
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Now that I read about Deloading in BB. I realize I have never deloaded atleast for 4-5 months barring the last 2 months :-( May be I never needed to because I never wanted to take my lifts beyond 200 lbs. Is it required ?
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
Thanks Jonty, what variations do you try ? How does less Calories on a non-workout day work for you ? IMO that hampers recovery at least for me :-(
Dec
7
comment Changing Starting strength to lose Fat
I do two sets of warm ups and than 3 sets of actual exercise. I eat 6 times a day. Do you think if I start going beyond body weight in my lifts, I will start losing some extra fat ? The trouble is I first want to lose the excess fat and later I am willing try to go with increasing lifts again with surplus Calories.