Starting Strength: An Introduction
To some, this may sound like something you may have read around various fitness and bodybuilding forms and to others this might seem like a foreign language. Starting strength is a weightlifting program designed to boost strength and something that is perfect for beginners. However, even if you aren’t a beginner it is something that is very valuable, I personally used it midway through out the time I’ve spent my life lifting weights. I don’t regret doing it but I do regret how late I started as the strength gains were permanent I felt and really helped me to get bigger and stronger.
What to Expect with this Program
Think of this program as a sort of crash course and figuring out how strong you are and something that I feel is one of the best ways to get stronger. What you will begin doing will, for some seem very very strange. The workouts are designed around five reps and five sets but this isn’t something like dumbbell curls or anything like that. Most of these workouts are the big compound body lives. Yes, that means you will be doing squats and deadlifts but there are some great benefits to doing these exercises.
Combine the benefits of these exercises with the way this program is designed and watch your strength go up like crazy. Something that led me to be hesitant at first was wondering if I would get physically bigger, or just be stronger. However, I was so happy to find out that as I got stronger, yes I was able to pack on more muscle mass. This was done through my nutrition as well because as we all know, a lot of your muscle mass games depend on you eating enough calories and eating enough good food. Another thing that is very important to remember is to leave your ego at the door. You need to stick with weights that you can do five reps of because you will be increasing weight faster than you probably have before.
My Results with Starting Strength
You will really get some strength gains throughout this program that are going to freak you out. However, do not get cocky and think because you have got stronger that you automatically need to step up your weight by 20 pounds. Trust me, even if you are adding wait at the rate of 5 pounds a week your strength and muscle mass games are going to be very impressive. So, to say that again, do not come into using this program with an ego or if you were someone who only gauges their progress by sheer numbers on paper.