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Old 12-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #14
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In my estimation, I'd go with Starting Strength if I were you. You're a good guy with a lot of potential, but I think you would do well with a very long run on some basic lifts in a linear progression. This will serve to lay a solid foundation for more complex and specialized routines down the road. That's what I did. I spent a good year and a half on madcow/starting strength type routines. They taught me how to squat, deadlift, and most of all, respect the iron. The complex and/or specialized routines are fine once you've built a solid foundation. In fact, I think those types of routines are enhanced by the solid foundation you build from simple routines based on linear progression.

Patience, young Jedi.

I'll not fight you or argue. I'll support you in whatever you decide, but at this stage in YOUR game, simplicity is best.
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