Testimonials on the results seen while on The Starting Strength Program.
Increase my squats from 80lbs to 225 in 7 months and now i am super ripped!
Two months ago I read 'Starting Strength' by Mark Rippetoe, and followed his routine exactly as it was written.
Here are my results:
Squat: 185 x 5
Bench: 135 x 5
Deadlift: 185 x 5
Press: 95 x 5
Power Clean: 95 x 5
Weight: 175 lbs
Squat: 330 x 3
Bench: 200 x 5
Deadlift: 335 x 3
Press: 135 x 5
Power Clean: 185 x 3
Weight: 210 lbs
I am thirty-seven years old, and stand 6'4".
I am not an athlete, nor have I ever been (in gym class, it was me or that fat kid for last pick).
I took no supplements or drugs.
I followed the routine verbatim. These are the only five exercises I did. Mark was kind enough to answer any of my questions on his forum.
I have a photo blog where I tracked my weekly results, however the credit really goes to Mark Rippetoe. I honestly wouldn't have believed such a simple routine, chased with a gallon of milk a day, would be so effective.
In truth, I believe that it was Mark's description of how to do a proper low bar squat, and his insistence that I don't substitute any exercise for power cleans, that led to such great results.
A little muscle goes a long way to improving one's disposition.