Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: Lifting Heavy for a beginner

  1. #11
    Shop Now
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman View Post
    Jim wendlers 5/3/1, progress slow, watch you tube videos on proper form.
    Definitely not this. Wendler's 531 is not for beginners. You'd miss out on a lot of easy gains most lifters get in the first two years. You need to follow a linear progression program. Follow Starting Strength or Strong Lifts.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,026
    Quote Originally Posted by greenshady View Post
    Definitely not this. Wendler's 531 is not for beginners. You'd miss out on a lot of easy gains most lifters get in the first two years. You need to follow a linear progression program. Follow Starting Strength or Strong Lifts.
    You should be nearing your genetic potential in 2 years.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    217
    You might also want to pick up the SS DVD.
    +1 on this if (like me) you don't have a training partner. I found the videos incredibly helpful.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Charlotte NC
    Posts
    61
    Yep, get Starting Strength and keep a detailed training journal.
    http://facebook.com/fitmountain

    Know your limits. Then shatter them.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    dumbbells...for right now

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    808
    Using only dumbells will really short change your ability to get stronger, but it's a start. You can still do, squat, dead lift, bench press, overhead press, sumo squats, renegade rows, dumbbell rows, just to name a few decent ones.
    "Go For Broke"
    Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
    Small Kine-168/9%
    Now- 200/8%
    Goal- 210/6%

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    Thanks! how about strong lifts?

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    6
    StrongLifts has a iPhone app also, very handy for recording your progress.

    My only other recommendation is to study proper form of the basic lifts, especially dead lift. Cannot emphasize that enough. It will save your back!

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    UK/Australia
    Posts
    1,140

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    808
    Shop Now
    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    How big are these dumbbells?
    I'm assuming since he doesn't have gym access that it's 50 lbs tops.
    "Go For Broke"
    Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
    Small Kine-168/9%
    Now- 200/8%
    Goal- 210/6%

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •