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Old 09-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
Lance Neumeyer
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Starting Strength - Adv. Novice Program

Just started this today, holy crap didn't think it would be that tough! 3 sets of 5 @ 5RM about killed me on deadlifts.

Two questions -

1. Since I've been lifting steadily for a year, I chose the advanced novice program - is this the best choice?

When I started a year ago, I was using a 5x5 program and saw tremendous gains. When those slowed down, I went to 5/3/1 - and saw very little gains. I felt it wasn't giving me enough volume (I have never trained with such low reps before). Since I had never done Starting Strength, figured I'd give it a try.

2. How much time between sets? I took about 1.5 - 2 minutes rest between sets on bench once I hit the 3 sets of 5; probably closer to 3 minutes on the last 3 sets of deadlifts.
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