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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by KnightTemplar, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

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    And before everyone shouts, "READ THE FUCKING FAQ!!!", I have and this is'nt covered.

    Starting Strength OR Practical Programming? The main differance I can see is that in SS there are no Pull-Ups, just Squat, Dead, Bench and Powercleans. In PP, the Powercleans are replaced by Pull-Ups.

    So is one routine better than the other, given that both are Rippetoe's or is it just a matter of taste wether you prefer to Clean or Pull-Up?
     
  2. DrBdan Something clever

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    It's a matter of taste.

    That's not to say that power cleans = pull-ups but both routines are a good place to start.
     
  3. Origins Blue Belt

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    You are supposed to add in pullups twice a week to the basic SS after a few weeks.
     
  4. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

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    Noob Question Alert: do Powercleans and Deadlifts have a carry-over effect and make Pull-Ups stronger?
     
  5. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

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    Bugger. I suck at Pull-Ups.:redface:
     
  6. younggunz working it on out

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    but when you don't suck at pullups, they become your favorite thing.
     
  7. Nordic Nonsense Chelsea Blue Belt

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    Read the fucking faq!!!
     
  8. CoreCanyon Geez, lots of new people.

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    fuck the faq, actually read the books, you will learn a shitton more if you spend the $40 and buy them, and put some money in their author's pocket to boot.
     
  9. Indivdude Blue Belt

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    I'd go with the regular SS program unless you want more emphasis on pullups and don't want to do deadlifts 2x a week. I went with the Practical Programming program instead of the regular SS program and I think I would have made better gains on the regular program and just did chins/pullups on the off days.
     
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    +1 def get the books they are really good your learn alot more if u get them.
     
  11. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

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    Smartass!:icon_chee
     
  12. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

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    When next payday comes around I'll order SS from Asgard Press.
     
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  13. CoreCanyon Geez, lots of new people.

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    that is a fantastic plan...seriously, it will be the best purchase you have ever made in regards to weight training.
     
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    strength training
     
  15. Bright5086200 Blue Belt

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    yea a little bit, but doing pullups are going to be the thing that are going to help you the most. its most obvious.
     

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