It's only a non-meme if you've never lifted in your life and are skinny as fuck and give a shit that you'll have a slightly stronger squat than some other new lifter who's been doing a 4 day split.
People recommend it because it's such a simple rountine it's impossible to fuck it up and will guarantee you strength gains which you can build upon once you're done with it.
I'd say do it for a couple months then find an upper/lower body split.
Yes and no.
Yes - it's only built for powerlifters. You won't look good, and you will fail immediately if you switch to a high-volume bodybuilding routine, wasting your time and basically forcing you to start over again.
No - it's very effective at building strength, particularly in your lower body.
>Squats 3x a week for someone with weak hips, glutes, core, or lower back can be a terrible idea. I say -can-
>The dietary advice is shit tier in the book
>Technically, for an untrained person, can be difficult.
>Deficiencies can be developed; there's an inordinate amount of pushes to pulls
I'd advise -properly- learning to clean, DL and Squat. Learn from the book, videos and experienced lifters.
What I think could make it better would be
>more upper body pulling [even with the chins after week 3, or 4. Can't remember]
>Better dietary advice
>Some core work
It's honestly an amazing program, but someone with zero gym or fitness experience can get wrecked if they don't know what they are doing.
so I'm basically going to look like a t-Rex after a few months? are there any other routines I should follow?
What do you mean by get wrecked?
Can't I just add a lot of pull ups and dips to balance it out?
Yeah you'll look like a T-rex.
Honestly, I'd just find a bodybuilder you thought had nice proportions, grab their routine, and start doing it.
They'll probs have taken roids so you'll want to start light / remove some of the accessory work but I mean... if you want to look a certain way, train like people who train that way
Do you want to look like a powerlifter? Do SS
Do you want to look like a fitness model? Take their routine and do it
It's really simple shit
not a lot but do add them over time, you can also add ab work but it's best to wait with the accessories and not overdo them
it's a detailed manual, not as big as The Book but it features everything you need to know
read it and understand it young adept and emprah will bestow gains upon you
By wrecked, I mean snap city. Not everyone has the spinal erectors, core strength, and mobility for everything in SS.
People who sit all day have weak hip flexors, weak core strength, and poor overall mobility.
SS -is- a great program, but it is absolutely necessary for proper form to be learned, and for the program -as written- to be followed as a basis.
But Reg Parks looks great, and he did 5x5.
This is good, and sound. Read this!
This isn't the best advice. Bodybuilders are some of the worst people to get routine advice from since tons of them are juicing and have completely forgotten what a natural body can and can't do.
All of the fucking bro-science comes from Bodybuilders because they forget or pretend not to know how much of their gains are coming from roids.
OP the best routines are comprimises, ones that aren't retarded 5 day splits where you workout for 4 hours a day but also aren't 3 days a week powerlifting 1 rep max = a set bullshit.
Wait so I shouldn't add a lot of pull-ups? What could happen?
So ss is more of a supplement? Damn why is lifting things so difficult.
So don't do this right?
just read the link >>35578768
it'll give you detailed information
you shouldn't add pull ups at all at the starting point, you add them after like 3-4 weeks of training, just read the link
2 facts: it's not a video
and you can't in2 reverse image search
now I'm spoonfeeding both of you but next time for the sake of the universe spoonfeed yourselves
If it's so simple why do I need to read an entire book to figure it out? Can someone just post the workout so I don't have to read shit?