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post #16 of 45
5/3/1 is a great program, but it is not a beginner program by any means.

DongLifts was written by an internet huckster, not an experienced trainer.

Starting Strength is by far your best bet.
post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by mayborne View Post

^is that what they call that thing with the bar and safety so you can do bench presses/ squats, etc?

my buddy's gym has a power rack with 0 weight on the bar. i thought that was awesome and i'd love to get one of those if i continue on this program. but most likely i'll get just a regular one coz i'm betting it's already quite costly.

oh and i somehow lost 7 lbs last week. i even started late in the week like wednesday and wasn't able to do a third day. i did run 1 day for about 45 mins but that's about all i did.

kijiji. my rack cost 100$.
post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

5/3/1 is a great program, but it is not a beginner program by any means.
DongLifts was written by an internet huckster, not an experienced trainer.
Starting Strength is by far your best bet.



there's a starting strength program? i thought it was all how to's which i already know.. i'll check the link out again..

 

post #19 of 45
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there's a starting strength program? i thought it was all how to's which i already know.. i'll check the link out again..

it's actually a book: http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-3rd-Mark-Rippetoe/dp/0982522738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329249258&sr=1-1
post #20 of 45
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kijiji. my rack cost 100$.


maybe i'm not using a power rack. there is the more traditional one which is what comes up when i google power rack.

 

what i use has a bar built in and hooks that can be twisted to lock at different levels..

post #21 of 45
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thanks! wonder if it's on itunes. much faster for me to get it that way since i live in asia. i'll look into it for sure.

post #22 of 45
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maybe i'm not using a power rack. there is the more traditional one which is what comes up when i google power rack.

 

what i use has a bar built in and hooks that can be twisted to lock at different levels..


Built-in bar? Sounds like a smith machine. Avoid.
post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


Built-in bar? Sounds like a smith machine. Avoid.

 

 

ahh yes i believe it is. it's easy to use tho hehe! i want one in my home.

 

i'll try to do squats on the real power rack next time..

Smith-Machine-KY-8031-.jpg

post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by mayborne View Post



ahh yes i believe it is. it's easy to use tho hehe! i want one in my home.

i'll try to do squats on the real power rack next time..
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smith machines are not good for several reasons. definitely use a real power rack from now on!
post #25 of 45
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squats from a power rack wasn't as hard as i initially thought. i'm getting one for home use. maybe also a bench press (the contraption i saw kinda had the bench built in already but yeah freeweights still).

 

also everyone keeps telling me i should do something else like dropsets or something when they see me doing my 5x5 LOL!

post #26 of 45
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squats from a power rack wasn't as hard as i initially thought. i'm getting one for home use. maybe also a bench press (the contraption i saw kinda had the bench built in already but yeah freeweights still).

If you get a power rack then you can just get a separate bench (without attached rack arms) and put it inside the rack when you want to bench press.
post #27 of 45
Just buy Starting Strength, new third edition just came out. Do the program for year and then come back and worry about the rest.
post #28 of 45

Someone said switch to barbells... this isn' t necessary, just get dumbells that have more capacity (wider version). I haven' t had problems with the ROM on wider dumbells.

post #29 of 45

*double post*

post #30 of 45
Yeah, dumbbells work really well for squats, wut?
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