How am I doing so far How am I doing so far - Page 3

starting strength gym
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: How am I doing so far

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Posts
    7

    Default Ok

    • wichita falls texas march seminar date
    • woodmere new york april seminar date
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    You didn't do the fucking program. DTFP.
    I'll do the program

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    149

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rmifaabsbb View Post
    I'll do the program
    That was a good answer.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Question...I promise its the last one: since I'm only doing 2 days a week out of lack of choice, does it simply extend the period for phase 1? Should I introduce one home-workout day without equipment? I can probably get a quick workout in before sleep and it seems better than nothing..right? All I have are gymnastics rings on the balcony and my imagination in terms of equipment.

    You don't have to lose sleep over me anymore Rip, I started the program yesterday. Lost a couple lives doing the 3x5 on the squat, but somehow managed not to mess up the form. Last rep on the 3rd set of the Press was a mess, but got through it. I did the 1x5 on the deadlift pretty easily, so probably went too light. I asked someone to tell me if I'm bending my back (I wanted to make sure) and it turned into a seminar directed at me, on how to do the deadlift, performed by half the gym. One thing led to another and did another 5 reps, but as an upside, I got the hang of it.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    40,084

    Default

    2x/week is not the program, so it will be sub-optimal.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    Posts
    249

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rmifaabsbb View Post
    Question...I promise its the last one: since I'm only doing 2 days a week out of lack of choice, does it simply extend the period for phase 1? Should I introduce one home-workout day without equipment? I can probably get a quick workout in before sleep and it seems better than nothing..right? All I have are gymnastics rings on the balcony and my imagination in terms of equipment.

    You don't have to lose sleep over me anymore Rip, I started the program yesterday. Lost a couple lives doing the 3x5 on the squat, but somehow managed not to mess up the form. Last rep on the 3rd set of the Press was a mess, but got through it. I did the 1x5 on the deadlift pretty easily, so probably went too light. I asked someone to tell me if I'm bending my back (I wanted to make sure) and it turned into a seminar directed at me, on how to do the deadlift, performed by half the gym. One thing led to another and did another 5 reps, but as an upside, I got the hang of it.
    Mark, are you still convinced this guy is NOT trolling?

    By the way, I've decided to "self-identify" as someone who's "doing the program" by augmenting my work-outs with daily, two hour tap dancing sessions. Of course I'd be happy to stop if you interpret this as cultural appropriation.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    40,084

    Default

    I think he's just very dense.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    116

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rmifaabsbb View Post
    I'll do the program
    Hey man. I am somebody who has mixed it up with Rip once or twice on this board. I say that so you'll know that what I'm about to say isn't because of [shudder] dogma.

    There's a BIG difference between doing something that is vaguely Starting-Strength inspired, versus doing even a reasonable approximation of The Program. I used to think of myself as having absorbed and incorporated the basics of Rip's wisdom from various articles on T-Nation. I did compound barbell movements, I didn't skip leg day, etc. At times I even ate a lot and put on weight and strength.

    Then one day I said to myself, maybe I should actually try to follow the program--5's, linear progression, etc. And I got stronger. Every workout.

    But I didn't feel that great about my squat form, so after a few months I thought, maybe I should meet with a coach. And after I did, for the first time in my life squats felt right. For awhile the weight jumped up. So fun. If you've been working out with weights for awhile, you don't expect to suddenly make big gains like that.

    I encourage you to try it. It isn't a punishment. People aren't telling you to do it because Hey Noob, you don't get to do the cool program until later! You have to do the shitty basic program now! They're telling you because it works.

    Going to work in the morning knowing that you hit your numbers the night before...even though you can't quite believe that you hit them again...it's a trip.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I think he's just very dense.
    Oh God my feelings, Rip what have you done

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    40,084

    Default

    At least I don't think you're a troll.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Posts
    7

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    At least I don't think you're a troll.
    My feelings died on June 6th 2015, I don't actually care what people call me. I'm dense when it comes to physical education tho, that's just undeniable

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •