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Still Alive & Progressing Into the Intermediate Stage

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Hey everyone, I’m still here and alive. I have been training non-stop and enjoying every minute of it. I have now progressed into the Intermediate stage of strength training, as Rippetoe’s Starting Strength routine was no longer effective (I have been following it for over a year and a half mind you). The gains I have achieved with the beginner program were phenomenal, and I have been grateful for finding about the routine at the right time. I have been reading Practical Programming for Strength Training for a while now and it’s great stuff. I am learning way too much to list about it in this small post, so I encourage everyone to grab a copy and check it out for themselves instead of waiting for me to spill the beans. ­čÖé I recently found out that Mark Rippetoe released another book back in November, titled Strong Enough? Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training. I will be ordering it very soon alongside my fractional plates for micro-loading.

For those who are curious, I am following Bill Starr’s 5×5 program, featured on Madcow’s site.

A Little Update

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Hello everyone, just letting you all know that I’m not dead yet. ­čÖé The site will be updated with more articles very soon (they’re drafts now waiting to be looked over). I have been training non-stop and noticed a few things about my workouts that I would like to share with you all within a few days. I might be moving onto the intermediate stage of Mark Rippetoe’s routine very soon (Practical Programming for Strength Training) but I would like to make sure that I have milked this program entirely before I move on. Stay tuned for updates!

It’s Coming Along

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

I am starting up a few sections of the site in my spare time right now and so far it’s going good. A lot of the site’s planning is being done while I train at the gym and everyday I come up with a new idea to improve the site’s success. One thing I would like to implement on here is a QA (Questions/Answers) page where someone might have a question or two to pose, specific to the Starting Strength routine (e.g. “Do I have to rest one week every 8 to 10 weeks of training?”). A lot to do!

Starting a Strength Training Routine

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Hello everyone! My name is Saro and I’m an avid beginner of starting a strength training ┬ároutine. I have decided to start this website up for several reasons, but the main three are to keep track of my progress, to further my knowledge of strength training and to educate the potential trainer in learning how to properly follow strength training routines,┬áprimarily┬ábarbell training. Other reasons include discussing book reviews, learning the proper way to do exercises (the squat, deadlift, bench press, etc.), any questions a follower may have (“How do I know when to increase in weight?”) and lastly, how to properly diet (dieting does not mean losing weight!).

While I’m not a doctor or have any sort of certificate in the training field, I do feel confident enough about my knowledge in the world of strength training to give the reader an insight into this fabulous way to transform your body. As of this writing, I have been training at my local gym (Monster Gym) for the past 6 years of my life and have seen all kinds of people train there, of all sizes, without so much knowing what they’re doing. Some of the people I’ve seen really have no idea where or how to start working out. I feel that with this site, I will be able to educate those people for the better and maybe give them a pointer or two on how to effectively train and get stronger.

Right now, this website is still in its primary stages of development, so a lot of content is missing. Hopefully, within the next few weeks, I will have the majority of the sections up and running for everyone to see.