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Old 09-18-2008, 11:46 AM   #21
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What weight (or % of 1 RM) did you start at of your max for 3x5?

Start at something like 75-80% of your 5 RM and then increase by 5 lbs each workout. Same with the other lifts.

You're not supposed to start at 100% of your 5 RM and then keep on going... it won't work well.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:38 PM   #22
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What weight (or % of 1 RM) did you start at of your max for 3x5?

Start at something like 75-80% of your 5 RM and then increase by 5 lbs each workout. Same with the other lifts.

You're not supposed to start at 100% of your 5 RM and then keep on going... it won't work well.
see that right there would have been nice to know.

okay, so know I have three choices:

PM Mass Gain again eating more

SS the "right" way and eating my bodyweight

Hollywood bod by MOD and eating my bodyweight + IF

Any thoughts?????
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:07 PM   #23
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I actually think Rip discussed that in SS... you should be able to find it in the book you have.

Anyway, I vote SS.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #24
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see that right there would have been nice to know.

okay, so know I have three choices:

PM Mass Gain again eating more

SS the "right" way and eating my bodyweight

Hollywood bod by MOD and eating my bodyweight + IF

Any thoughts?????
I assume by eating your bodyweight, you mean in grams of protein, not in, say, pounds of milk.

Anyway, definitely go for SS the right way (GOMAD or other caloric equivalent of serious eating), and ride the linear progression for as long as you can. If only I were 17 and knew what I know now....
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #25
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There are 3 pages of people telling you to do SS, eat food, and you're still asking what you need to do.

You're a novice (I wish to hell I was). Do SS. Drink a lot of milk. Eat a lot of food. Start conservatively and go up every week. No assistance exercises. No cardio or metcon. No Pendlay Rows (if you did these, you didn't follow the program; this is Internet lore, not SS).

Stop "gymming" and start training.

Lift big. Eat big. Rest big. Be big.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:45 AM   #26
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alright, SS it is. by diet standards should I keep zoning or just fucitol? cuz im at 20 blocks which is pretty good, but if i bump it up to 25 or so and just pile milk on top it should work right? we're talking proetein from meat, veggies, and nuts/olive oil for diet.

and what is GOMAD???
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:19 AM   #27
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alright, SS it is. by diet standards should I keep zoning or just fucitol? cuz im at 20 blocks which is pretty good, but if i bump it up to 25 or so and just pile milk on top it should work right? we're talking proetein from meat, veggies, and nuts/olive oil for diet.

and what is GOMAD???
GOMAD = Gallon of milk a day assuming you can tolerate it.

Just eat tons of food and I mean tons of it and be sure you get plenty of protein in.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:20 PM   #28
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GOMAD = Gallon of milk a day assuming you can tolerate it.
And if you can't... (wfs)
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #29
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Okay, started SS again, 80 percent to start. did a gallon of whole milk and died but i think i can handle it fine. thanks for all da help. ill post back in a month or two to tell results.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:28 AM   #30
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I hope you're ramping into the weights.
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