Thanks for all the tips/advice. I'm signed up for a gym and plan to do my first SS workout tomorrow. Wish me luck!
What happened to LH?
Good luck. Hope you enjoy it.
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Thanks…so far so good! It feels amazing immediately afterwards but then the day after I was feeling super sore. In fact I was worried I wouldn't feel up to doing today's session but after the warm up it was fine.
Just to post an update: I've kept up with doing SS so far and I am enjoying it. I keep going back to videos, reading the book, and getting form checked on the SS forum. So far so good. The weight starts out light with SS so there is time to correct technique.
It's true some lifts are technically trickier than they looked so I just try to improve a little each time and fix problems little by little. My number one goal is avoiding injury.
My gym has tried to convince me to do their CF on-ramp (big bucks) but after seeing some of the bad form that gets by there (even I the total newb can notice it after reading Mark's book) I think I'll pass.
I would consider a coaching session with a certified SS coach by otherwise I'm not impressed with trainers.
It sounds like you're doing just fine. Keep working on form and adding weight to the bar!
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I received some hands on and theory training in general fitness, and later got a PT (a few years into lifting). Money well spent, both. But i had to refuse a trainer the center assigned to me first. Now I look with envy at folks who train together, I think they are prepping for competitions. Their buddy system is very nice.
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