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Offline aras

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How to modify Starting Strength
« on: November 07, 2011, 01:16:12 AM »

Hello guys.
First of all im from Turkey and I have been on paleo diet for 6 months. I only take fish oil and vitamin D as supplement. I think there is nothing about my diet. Also im on starting strength program for 4 months. I began to do lifts with empty barbell (44 pounds) . Now i can do 198 pounds squat and 220 pounds deadlift 121 pound bench press 77 pounds press and 99 pounds power clean. I got 18.7% bodyfat. I just want to burn my bodyfat and increase my muscle mass. In this 5x system i cant burn fat anymore . Should i begin to lift same numbers for more reps like (10-15 or to fail) to increase muscle mass?

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Re: How to modify Starting Strength
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 01:41:53 AM »
Four months is not a long time, my advice would be to stick with it & get stronger mate.


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Re: How to modify Starting Strength
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 09:26:06 AM »
Yeah 4 months is not a long time, but it sounds like you're progressing well.

High volume is good for adding mass via sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (increase in the muscles storage and utilization of fuels/glycogen) but as far as fat burning goes, that's mostly diet.

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Re: How to modify Starting Strength
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 12:48:18 AM »
Just really on diet to cut fat, which paleo is awesome for.

Keep up with starting strength and the extra muscle mass will burn even more fat :)

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Re: How to modify Starting Strength
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 09:07:43 AM »
Take a week off.  If your gains stop you're not eating enough.  Add whole milk if no dairy issues.