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Old 04-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #10
Steven Quadros
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Re: Dude, I am so Weak! (for now)

Nia, are you still doing WODs?

Do you own Starting Strength?

If yes to the first, definitely stop until you finish your SS cycle.

If no to the second, buy it now, along with Practical programming, and you'll do much better. Make sure you're eating enough, and, just as important, resting enough, and your progress should be great. Also, make sure you give yourself some time to get your form down before adding weight becomes an issue. Starting a little low (I started at 95 lbs on squat) should give you time to iron out form issues; though you will ironing out issues with form for years to come, better to have an idea of what to do before the weight becomes a real issue.

Best of luck, and if you don't have the book, buy it! If you do, read it until you can recite it; I've readf the squat chapter at least 15-20 times by now.

By the way, 8 weeks later I'm going to be squatting 225x5x3 from 95x5x3; I started weighing around 165 lbs, and now weight almost 190 lbs.

You'll do great!

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