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    when to switch from Strength training, to Bodybuilding/physique training.

    i am 36 years old, and for most of my life, at 6'2" iv been around 155 LBS, and weak AF. Could barely bench 135 when i graduated high school, and nearly killed myself trying to bench 175 4 years ago.


    well in the past 2 years i have used Starting Strength and MadCow to go from 150 LBS to 200 LBS. get my bench from 135 to 215 X5, and my squat and DL from a nonexistent 135 to 265 and 280


    my question is, do i spend the next "some-odd" number of years continuing Strength training to become strong (i think im a little strong, but no where near "going home and telling mommy im a man now" (1.5Xbench, 2Xsquat, 2.5XDL) and THEN switching to a bodybuilding schedule,


    or, while im still "young" move to a bodybuilding training soon. we all like to look good, and even tho i look better than before, i have a LOT to go when in my swim shorts.



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    Pick the training style you enjoy the most, then follow that hard and consistently. The rest is secondary.
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    Pick the training style you enjoy the most, then follow that hard and consistently. The rest is secondary.
    This^^absolutely
    It all depends on what your goals are. If it's hypertrophy, I'd recommend switching it up now. I always smfh when I read all the posts about guys training for years and years doing 5x5, starting strength and the likes, then complaining that their bodies haven't changed one iota.

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