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    Rippetoe

    I've been doing a lot of reading about Starting Strength and Mark Rippetoe. He pushes 5x5 and seems to think that it is all anyone needs. That you will continue to grow in size and strength if you keep doing 5x5 forever.

    So I'm curious about Rippetoe... Where are his training disciples that are breaking records in powerlifting, bodybuilding or football. What has Rippetoe accomplished himself? Why does he hang out in crossfit gyms when its widely known that their training techniques involve terrible form and lousy formatting. I mean really, Oly lifts for reps? Timed? What is that?

    What do you guys know or think about Mark Rippetoe?

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    I don't know, bro. I think that he has pretty decent training technique for squat and deadlift, but he damn sure thinks his way or nothing. And his diet suggestions, in my opinion, are for shit. I think where he is the best is in his deadlift form.

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    Re: Rippetoe

    As far as Starting Strength goes I have followed the techniques outlined for the squat and deadlift. My squat jumped pretty significantly from utilizing these techniques/proper form. I went from doing 225x8 to hitting a PR of 315 in a matter of a few sessions.

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    Its good once in a while, everyone thinks there method is the best so you need to figure out what is best for you.

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