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Thread: Starting Strength question

  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
    Groningen, Netherlands

    Starting Strength question

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    I'm currently writing my plan and all the starting strength rules on paper. It suggests that the first time I should squat only 100 lbs. Seems too light, but ok I'm following to program a 100% so I'm doing it.
    However, I downloaded the warmup calculator for starting strength and it includes a 40 lbs warmup for a 100 lbs work set. This isn't even possible with a empty bar. Am I doing something wrong?
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2011
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    I could be wrong... but I noticed the same thing with the calculated warm up for my weights. I can only press about 65 pounds and the warm up was weird - it went 35, 30, 35, 40 or something. That went away once I got to "normal" weights. I haven't looked carefully at the Excel calculations but I can only assume it is some sort of calculation that gets a little messed up with lower weights. I'm sure you will be fine warming up with a 45 lb bar

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