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Logical95
11-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Hey guys,

I was reading over the Rippetoe's program and it seems kinda basic to me...is it really that good? Since I've heard good things about it....

I mean, all it seems like is rotating A & B workouts with the basic compound lifts...squat, dead, bench press, military press and a row or clean....

How long should you do this program for? It seems like your body would get used to it very quickly since there is no room for variation or additional exercises.....and it seems more like a beginner workout to me.....

Has anyone made any good gains or had any good results on it?

I have been working out about 2 years now (6'1, 185) but on a mostly bodybuilding split (more exercises, sets, and isolation moves) so idk if this would be a good program for me.....what do u all think?

SuicideGripMe
11-14-2008, 10:47 AM
It works. Like any other program you stay on it till you plateu on it. Basic programs are great for strength IMO.

Gabriel Anton
11-14-2008, 10:55 AM
I Don?t do this routine.

But your body never gets ?used?to Deadlifts, Bench Presses, or Squats . Or maybe you are already DLing 600, Benching 400, and squatting 600 and really cant go more :)

Loswaldo
11-14-2008, 01:07 PM
Hey guys,

I was reading over the Rippetoe's program and it seems kinda basic to me...is it really that good? Since I've heard good things about it....

I mean, all it seems like is rotating A & B workouts with the basic compound lifts...squat, dead, bench press, military press and a row or clean....

How long should you do this program for? It seems like your body would get used to it very quickly since there is no room for variation or additional exercises.....and it seems more like a beginner workout to me.....

Has anyone made any good gains or had any good results on it?

I have been working out about 2 years now (6'1, 185) but on a mostly bodybuilding split (more exercises, sets, and isolation moves) so idk if this would be a good program for me.....what do u all think?

Less is more in this case.

M-linebacker
11-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Hey guys,

I was reading over the Rippetoe's program and it seems kinda basic to me...is it really that good? Since I've heard good things about it....

I mean, all it seems like is rotating A & B workouts with the basic compound lifts...squat, dead, bench press, military press and a row or clean....

How long should you do this program for? It seems like your body would get used to it very quickly since there is no room for variation or additional exercises.....and it seems more like a beginner workout to me.....

Has anyone made any good gains or had any good results on it?

I have been working out about 2 years now (6'1, 185) but on a mostly bodybuilding split (more exercises, sets, and isolation moves) so idk if this would be a good program for me.....what do u all think?


If all you've been doing is bodybuilding type stuff then this will definatly work for you.

workouts don't need to be complicated to work. it's all about overloading the muscle, not how many exercises you do

colly-boyo
11-15-2008, 04:40 AM
it defo works. i bought his book about three months ago now and have stuck to the program fairly strictly.
i've gotton a lot stronger and weight is going up all the time. i am 6'2" and now 13and half stone. i was just touching 13stone when i started.
the gains are real and posture has improved.
i was bodybuilding for two years previously and made noticeable gains but this has opened up a new door.
i eat as much as possible and drink a **** load of milk.
i highly recommend ripetoes programme to you. do it for 12 weeks and let me know how your gettin on.
i hated squatting at the start but after seeing the results i love it now.

my email is oleary421@hotmail.com or just reply to this post. i'm sure you will be pleased

Linebacker37
11-15-2008, 06:54 AM
if your on a plateu give it a shot for 12 weeks, like said above, and then keep us updated throughout the program.

also watch your diet