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Old 09-13-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
Seth Leaman
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Switching from CFFB to SS...Advice on weights

So, I've been considering switching from CFFB to Starting Strength due to a schedule shift, and the desire to work on strength over the colder winter months. It will be easier to just have 3 days/week at the gym. So my question is, should I stick with the same weights as I've been using for CFFB 3x5s or drop the weight to start, if so, how much? Any help would be great. If it matters my current lifts are:

Squat(3x5): 315
DL(5RM: 415
Press(3x5): 150
Bench(3x5): 215
PC(5x3): 210

Just thought I'd hear what you guys have to say. I wasn't sure if starting the program at these weights will just cause me to stall out sooner. thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Re: Switching from CFFB to SS...Advice on weights

Seth,
What level are you working at on the CFFB program (Amateur/Collegiate/Pro)? If you're Amateur, you can probably shift your existing lifts straight over to SS. I question why you'd switch from Collegiate or Pro CFFB to SS, but in any case, I'd reset your lifting weights a bit from either of those.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Switching from CFFB to SS...Advice on weights

Forgot that part, haha. I'm doing Amateur workouts since I'm still moving along nicely with linear progression. I'm thinking I'll probably just do like a 10% reset and go from there.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:01 AM   #4
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Re: Switching from CFFB to SS...Advice on weights

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Forgot that part, haha. I'm doing Amateur workouts since I'm still moving along nicely with linear progression. I'm thinking I'll probably just do like a 10% reset and go from there.
You could do a reset, but amateur CFFB is basically SS. The weights should should crossover easily. I would just use the same weight. You can always reset if/when you stall. You'll be squatting more times with SS, but doing less MC.
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