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    Is Starting Strength any good for mass gains, as well as strength gains?

    Is it likely that I will look ripped once I cut down?

    I would use the search function, but it's s***.
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    Yes/yes.
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    I'm using it to build mass/increase my lifts and then go from there with a more advanced routine. But only once my lifts are big!
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    (Original post by Tom360)
    Is Starting Strength any good for mass gains, as well as strength gains?

    Is it likely that I will look ripped once I cut down?

    I would use the search function, but it's s***.
    If you eat enough, you will get bigger.

    Personally, I don't think that many people make enough progress on SS to look good after a cut. Maybe if you're one of these people who can run SS until you have a 500lb squat you'll look good, but they're rare. SS is a beginners routine, so don't expect to look like Arnold after running SS and then cutting.
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    (Original post by RawJoh1)
    If you eat enough, you will get bigger.

    Personally, I don't think that many people make enough progress on SS to look good after a cut. Maybe if you're one of these people who can run SS until you have a 500lb squat you'll look good, but they're rare. SS is a beginners routine, so don't expect to look like Arnold after running SS and then cutting.
    Out of curiosity, once you have a solid base after a couple of months SS, what are decent programmes to become "big" (hypertrophy)?
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    FYI, SS is a beginners program but you can and should run it for much more than a couple of months.
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    (Original post by IceWater)
    Out of curiosity, once you have a solid base after a couple of months SS, what are decent programmes to become "big" (hypertrophy)?
    Westside for Skinny *******s.

    Iron Addict's Simple Power Based Routine.

    Lyle McDonald's Generic Bulking Routine.

    5/3/1.

    Texas Method.

    Plus some others...
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    Noted, cheers.
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    Try Bill Starr's 5x5 routine
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    Strength gains yes, mass gains not as much.

    But obviously as you get stronger, you will get bigger as well.

    Have fun :yy:
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    What's the average mileage someone can get out of SS (and SS plus assists) in terms of months?
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    (Original post by Tom360)
    What's the average mileage someone can get out of SS (and SS plus assists) in terms of months?
    Done properly (ie; you follow the program as it describes, you eat properly and you get plenty of rest) - 4+ months.
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    (Original post by TheWaterfield)
    FWIW, Mark Rippetoe is infamous for adding lots of mass to 1-3 months. Just follow the program and eat properl (and drink your milk).



    lulz

    That picture is such a load of tosh and it's a complete lie. They can say whatever they want about time periods - unless they put a newspaper dated next to it, they can say whatever; but what they can't lie about is the fact the guy on the left is no way in hell 195 pounds - he looks 170 at best assuming he's about 6'0 tall.
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    (Original post by TheWaterfield)
    You don't say. I had never thought about that.
    Make it more obvious then - most of this forum know jack and think ss is the best thing since sliced bread.
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    (Original post by TheWaterfield)
    Well if they actually bothered to read the book (it's free here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/10456641/Starting-Strength ) they'd learn a lot training. It's a good program, especially for a beginner.

    I thought it was fairly obvious it was a tongue in cheek post with the "lulz" part on the end. Anyhoo, GL.
    Nice one, can that be saved :erm:.

    I hope Rippetoe doesn't follow this thread =/
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    Nice one, can that be saved :erm:.
    You'll need a Scribd account and if it was added a long time ago you might have to pay/subscribe.
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    I'm sure he'd be a bit pissed about it.

    I remember when I was thinking about buying it, I saw a guy selling an e-book version on ebay. I think Rippetoe was informed of this guy on his forum and he was raging. He had the seller take down his listing.
 
 
 
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