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What to do after failing the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression

I've been doing LP for 4 months. I've gained 10kg in the first 3 months (from 83-93kg), rest between sets, enough sleep, no injuries, and adding weight on the bar. I did not get weaker on any of the ...
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What harm does it do if a bodybuilder wears no gloves when working out at a gym?

I am a novice bodybuilder. I naturally have had a dislike for wearing gloves in spite of the fact many veteran bodybuilders have recommended I buy and wear them. I am still ambivalent about whether a ...
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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?

My wife and I are both generally fit, neither of us run and both of us are interested in introducing it to our fitness plan. I study (and teach) Taekwondo while she does extensive aerobic exercise ...
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Do training breaks affect the 'novice effect'?

Starting Strength book mentions the 'novice effect', where a novice can gain strength very quickly and increase lifts every workout. Does taking a break during the novice phase affects this? Is ...
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What novice program should I recommend to my unfit friends?

I lift, but most of my friends don't. What should I have them do when they (finally!) decide to try coming to the gym with me? My friends are not fit, but also not obese or possessing gross injury. ...
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Why is “Starting Strength” the most highly regarded workout regime on the Internet?

Starting Strength is a excellent resource for overall strength training and invaluable for powerlifters. However, I feel for the majority of people who are new to fitness, Starting Strength is an ...