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    I'm fairly new to lifting, unfortunately I am only able to work out three days a week. I think i'm doing whats call split training where i do two muscle groups during each workout (push/pull). Will this be effective? Also does anyone have a three day a week training program they would reccomend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniGun View Post
    unfortunately I am only able to work out three days a week.
    Actually, 3x per is plenty, especially if you are doing the big compound exercises 2-3x in that week that elicit the best/biggest changes.
    I might second Staring Strength
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    I like the basics compounds in starting strength except power cleans. If you plan on doing oly competitions then go for it, but other then that I wouldn't bother with them. Other then that program, 531 is good program, push, pull, legs is another good one.
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    IMO, SS is best for novice lifters. After 6-8 months on SS, then you think about an intermediate program like 531.

    I can't stress enough how important it is to do the program by the letter, as it was written. SS gives lifters a solid foundation in which to build - if done correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeblow1 View Post
    I like the basics compounds in starting strength except power cleans.
    Yeah, I tend to agree and did not cut my teeth doing too much of those, but there is a reason they put them in there, and I am thinking more along the lines of explosive movements and getting some speed/plyo moves into the mix as a novice. I mean football programs always had cleans and stuff in it, just to help guys/girls become more coordinated with speed/power/explosion etc. I know they are staples for xfitters. If I was starting someone on them, I would certainly have them use very light weight until they really learned the movement.

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    I can't stress enough how important it is to do the program by the letter, as it was written. SS gives lifters a solid foundation in which to build - if done correctly.
    Agreed^
  

  
 

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