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Old 02-08-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
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
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-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

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