Originally Posted by strkout35
very interesting, there are so many different opinions, ex. "beginners need to build a solid base of strength before they can move on to higher reps" and programs like rippetoes meant for the brand new beginner which seem to work so... but i enjoy doing higher rep things as well so i'm split
It depends on your definition of beginner which I think in this case may be defined differently. Someone who has never touched a weight is a lot different than someone who has been doing some sort of weight training program for a year.