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noob question re. Starting Strength

For example, workout A begins with

3x5 Squat

This feels a little short. Is it literally just three sets of five squats, or is there some sub-text? i.e. Should I be doing several 3x5 squats, escalating the weight every time, or is what you see what you get?

Sorry for the dumb question.
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>>35523421
thats it, 3 working sets with 5 reps. you will squat 3 times a week and add weight each session, so it should feel very light and easy the first weeks
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3x5 each workout, if succeed add weight. if not, repeat weight. once you get past absolute beginner mode 3x5 squats are going to kill you each workout.
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>>35523437
>>35523439

> Working sets

How many warm-up sets?
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>>35523454
I usually do 12 reps of the empty bar. then 8, 5, 3, 1 and keep adding weight until I reach my working set.
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>>35523459
Hi, OP here. So I guess this is the sub-text I was missing. I'm completely new to lifting so I really wasn't sure if this was the done thing. Would this apply to all other lifts, even stuff like Deadlifts? Or would you just tailor it to suit your own preference?
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You simply can't go into squatting heavy as a beginner, you will snap your shit up.

Start light learn and form while you build on improving.

Once your going heavy, which will be really quick, 3X5 will be plenty hard 3 times a week.

Have fun
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>>35523482

Yes but there's a lot of variability in how people approach warm up sets

Shouldn't SS have a guide?
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>>35523497
>Shouldn't SS have a guide?

Shit, probably. I'm just following the basic program that I found online. The book sells for like £36 in Bongland and I don't have that kinda cheese fa m
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>>35523515
>>35523482
Download a PDF version of the book, it's essential. And don't ask /fit/ for advice, we don't know dick.
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>>35523454
>>35523482

I usually start with 10 reps empty bar, to get a little loose
Then 5-10 reps of 50% of working weight
4 reps of 65%
2 reps of 80%
1 rep of 90%
Then do your working sets, in your case 3 sets of 5 reps. In the first weeks it will feel light, use this to your advantage to work on technique. 3x5 (especially 3 times a week) will be plenty heavy once you start putting up some decent weight.

I do the same warmup more or less for all my main compound lifts. for bench and overhead press I first do some shoulder dislocations with a broomstick or facepulls with a band.
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>>35523530
This. Read the fucking book. Watch the videos.
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>>35523530
You can ask /fit/ for help but only /plg/. For other shit you should ask BB.
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>>35523421
>This feels a little short.
The answer is simple.
MOAR. WEIGHT.
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