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    Default Intermediate lifter new to SS

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    What should an intermediate lifter who just found out about starting strength do?

    I am 21, 6'1 220lbs, with (S:480, D:565, P:195, B:290). I have been powerlifting for about 4 years, in 2 competitions. I no longer want to compete, so general strength is my goal.

    Should I do NLP? Should that be starting at 135 on everything or something heavier? Or should I start with a 4-day split or another novice-intermediate program?

    Thanks.

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    I did. Doesn't answer my question, which is:
    should I
    A. start NLP then go on to practical programming or
    B. just start right at Practical programming without NLP

    (If my lifts were weaker I know I would do NLP, my question just pertains to intermediates new to the method)

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    No, you didn't. Or if you did, you didn't understand it.

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    Someone who has never done the NLP will be a novice. So the first step is to go through the NLP. You'll exhaust it quickly because you've had some lifting experience prior. After you've exhausted NLP read Practical Programming to go into Intermediate programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Town View Post
    Someone who has never done the NLP will be a novice. So the first step is to go through the NLP. You'll exhaust it quickly because you've had some lifting experience prior. After you've exhausted NLP read Practical Programming to go into Intermediate programming.
    The OP with a 480 squat and a 565 deadlift is likely not a true novice. He has clearly trained to get to those numbers during his 4 year career, despite likely not doing the novice program, and perhaps, but unlikely, not doing so in the most productive way.

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    starting strength coach development program
    Right. There is a number he can squat that will allow a short linear progression to squeeze a little progress out of what's left of his novice potential. As it says in the book he "read."

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