Ok /fit/...I have a friend who's been doing SS for about 7 months now. He lifted in high school but stopped to waste 5 years of his life in WoW while I continued lifting. Recently he started 'mirin and wanted to get back in shape. Now he's back at it and is seeing results everywhere BUT his biceps.
Like I said, the dude used to lift a lot so he has good form, diet, protein and macro intake, etc. so he's seeing significant gains, but he has absolutely no biceps. He's also too stubborn to do anything aside from SS.
How do I convince him to switch to something else? He wants to be aesthetic but that's not what SS is for. SS literally doesn't do anything for biceps, it just makes you better at 4 different olympic lifts.
I dunno...there's just something "off" looking about someone with a defined back, chest, legs, and triceps and then t-rex biceps. Should he just continue doing SS and throw in curls once a week or something?
IIRC the book has a passage where Mark says something to the effect of "You shouldn't do curls with SS...but I know you're going to anyway so here's how to do them correctly."
He doesn't want to stray from the program. I know it's his problem but it's triggering my autism.
Both of them need to read the fucking book.
Accessories are mentioned and included in the fucking book, and as part of the program (added in after the first month or so, once the main lifts are learned). Some of them are bicep centric.
And... 7 months? Holy shit. He's had linear progression for that fucking long? Does he not know when to hop onto an intermediate routine?
I'm finishing my 4th week of SS tomorrow. I know results may vary, but where is a good place to end up strength wise? I'm only 5' 9" can I expect to be able to squat 3 plate and OHP 1 plate by the end?
Too many factors to say what your specific weights should be, but I will say this: Once you hit a wall on SS, eat more, specifically more protein and continue for a month or so. If you still can't get past the wall, move on to an intermediate program.
If he doesnt want too y u care?
Remind him that the first S stands for "Starting" and that after 6 months he should expand his routine, add isolations or assist lifts
I switched to this after 6 months of SL (which is almost the same as SS)
>DB bench (assist)
>DB row (assist)
>inner forearm (iso)
>outer forearm (iso)
>rear delt row (compound)
>DB OHP (assist)
>DB rear delt row (assist)
>Bicep Curl (iso)
>Tricep extension (iso)
Compound = 3x5
Assist = 3x10
Iso = 4x10
Convince him to work towards dips and chinups which you can replace DB bench and row with, flex holds are the quickest way to building up strength for it imo