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by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Cliff's Log Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 143826

As to starting weights. Ya did good. That's the way it's supposed to be, and you build up GRADUALLY each session. It's designed to be linear. As to the DL, I'd recommend RDL's over DL for the height factor. Get the bar down at least to mid shin, with shins vertical. Almost the same effect, and a mu...
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Cliff's Log Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 143826

Can you gym Friday? If so go then! you still get 4 rest days in the week, but it may affect your totals for Sunday. That said lifitng slightly lower weights then you expected to on Sunday is better than missing out a whole session! Just my opinion! John I might be able to work in a couple of Friday...
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Cliff's Log Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 143826

Thanks for the ideas regarding the DL's in a Power Rack. I will likely give that a try until I get to the 135# mark. Hopefully that won't take to long. Sadly, my Gym only has 1 power Rack, and I hate to camp out in it for nearly my whole workout. Also, I need some advice for my 3rd workout each week...
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 24991

Thanks everyone for the advice.

I began SS yesterday..

Log Discussion:
http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5275

Log:
http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5275

Cliff
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Cliff's Log Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 143826

Cliff's Log Discussion

Here we go... This should be interesting. To Recap what has been posted elsewhere, one of my main goals is to lose Fat and decrease my BF%. Additionally, in this quest, I have realized how weak I am and how inbalanced my previous workouts were. I have begun SS to help build a solid base for the futu...
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Cliff's Log
Replies: 111
Views: 141050

Cliff's Log

Well, I just started Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength Routine on Sunday 5min cardio warmup (Elliptical Machine) Workout A: Working Sets.. Squats 3x5x65 Bench Press 3x5x75 DeadLift 1x5x75 Dips 2x6 Overall, I could have probably used higher starting weights, but being new to Free Weights, I erred on ...
by wilburburns
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Starting Strength
Replies: 15
Views: 28159

I am also one of the undecided's. And that's because, I am a Novice/Newbie who has only been lifting for the past few months. However, I just started the SS program yesterday, and Tomorrow is Day 2 and Workout B. Now Keep in mind, I'm not the teenager who is a beginner. I am 31 and have a family (wi...
by wilburburns
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 6261

I quit smoking in April of this year, two months after my youngest daughter was born. This was after 11 or so years of smoking. Like Many, I tried to quit many times before I actually quit. Also, I was unable to quit on my own, the Physical Addiction was to strong. However, I relied on Chantix to ge...
by wilburburns
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full body workout
Replies: 17
Views: 8674

im just asking why i cnt do that, i want to but its impossible for me cause i break down after 2 hours literaly. he makes it look easy while all of us look like wimps I'm willing to bet that corealex has been training for stamina quite a while. If this is truly how you want to train, then good for ...
by wilburburns
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Full body workout
Replies: 17
Views: 8674

this doesnt seem like itll take more than 20 minutes tho, it only takes me 30 to 45 seconds to rest between sets Then Lift Heavier and rest longer. Also Be sure to do your warmup sets. From What I understand, the SS workouts are not intended to take a long time. 45min - 1hr at the longest. In the b...
by wilburburns
Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 24991

is calire defit good or bad and do power cleans realy help that much? Caloric Deficit = Eating fewer calories than I would normally burn each day. IE: (calories) ~2500 daily - To maintain my current weight. ~2000 daily - What I currently eat ~500 daily - Total Caloric Deficit Is this a good or Bad ...
by wilburburns
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 24991

If you can't power clean, you can always hang power clean - it's a ridiculously easy movement to learn. Then, you can just try to lower the "hang" a little further each time without upping the weight, heading towards a full power clean. You asked a bit earlier about the progression of weights - yea...
by wilburburns
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: loss fats fast without shedding the lean muscle
Replies: 4
Views: 5876

Yes, 5'9" at 170 is small, but in the upper range of "Average" and "Healthy".. I know because I am 5'9" and 165, however, When I started lifting and eating better, nearly all of my weight was carried around my waist. Now my weight has not changed much, but I have dropped some FAT and added some Musc...
by wilburburns
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 24991

You don't have to be afraid of cleans. It's hard to do them righ. It's not hard to do them good enough to get a training effect out of them. If you have a good coach nearby, go see him. If not you may never get to the Olympics. If you don't want to do cleans, the recommended alternatives are Pendla...
by wilburburns
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 24991

nygmen wrote:= Plus I'm afraid of the power clean…
I know what you mean there, but from what I have been reading lately, there are a couple of Rows which are replacements for the Power Clean.

Cliff