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suggestions for a starter weightlifting program..

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mayborne, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Distinguished Member

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    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.
     


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    kijiji. my rack cost 100$.
     


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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..
     


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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..
     


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


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    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..
    [​IMG]
     


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    smith machines are not good for several reasons. definitely use a real power rack from now on!
     
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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!
     


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    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.
     
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    Just buy Starting Strength, new third edition just came out. Do the program for year and then come back and worry about the rest.
     


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    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.
     


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    *double post*
     
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    Yeah, dumbbells work really well for squats, wut?
     


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