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Join Date: Jan 2010
Training Exp: 26
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: BP, MP, SQ & DL
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Thanks LtL. I was thinking that anything lower then 135 would create issues for most trainees because of plate size, but I wasn't sure if that was too much "starter weight."
a plate is good because of the 8" start height, but there are some who cannot SAFELY pull 135. Since NM adaptation takes a few weeks to months, a weight someone can pull safely (with good form) is often less than their actual limit.
You can always start with a lighter bar or use training wheels. You can also set 95# on the low pins in the power rack to mimic the height.
I have these for newbs and the ladies:
Power Systems | Aluminum Training Bar
Power Systems | Training Plates
"You must have a very strong reason for doing an exercise. If you don't, scrap it and move on." -Jim Wendler
-Get bigger overall @ 10-12%BF. -Traps big enough to scare women, children and manlets. -Complete clean TRIPLES with weights I've handled for heavy singles
-Curl 70# DBs for reps and knock out 12-15 easy pullups -BP 260x3 MP 160x3 SQ 325x3 DL385x3 BOR 190x3
Gym PRs: BP 265 MP 175 SQ 365 DL 405 BOR 245