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Old 12-15-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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I went from 225/115/255 to 400/255/465 on Bill Starrs 5X5 in about 18 months as a 27 year old relatively untrained lifter. If it can work for me, it can work for you.

It takes about a month to set PR's every workout, but it gives you some time to get used to the work load. I had to deload about every 8 weeks for the first year and then monthly during the last 6 months. I also had to reset lifts more frequently during the ending portion. I ultimately quit using it because I needed a knee surgery(from unrelated activity). I have been running 5/3/1 since April and love that program as well.

As a relative beginner you need to run an established program until you have the knowledge and experience to program things for yourself. Starting Strength, Madcows, Bills Starr 5X5, Texas Method are all proven programs for beginners and intermediate lifters. Dont get program ADHD. Consistancy and frequency are the keys to progress.
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PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Squat: 418
Bench: 292
Deadlift: 473
Push Press: 235X3
Clean and Strict Press: 175X3
12 inch Log Press: 250
Yoke: 650X18.5'
Atlas Stone: 300 over 48" bar
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
Many more PR's to come
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