The new Westside for Skinny Bastards Program (ATTN: Athletes, newbs, and errone else)

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  1. MaineSucks

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    downloading thx for the heads up
     
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    Heh, I just finished reading this. Damn I wish I could do this one
     
  4. The Boy Bastard

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    Thanks for posting, always good to have stuff like this available.
     
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    Great stuff. I love defranco's stuff. Thx for the heads up maine
     
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    printed out and sitting on coffee table to be read...
     
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    saved and printed. will be a good read during some light cardio :mamoru:

    in general though, most skinny bastards are at the novice or at the very best, lower intermediate levels of lifting. are specialized exercises/equipment really good/useful for them as compared to the traditional compound lifts?
     
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    You've never given me wrong advice before, so no reason not to give this a try :wavey:

    edit- i really hate how he includes a 'jumping' exercise, as i have no were to really do that.
     
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    the hood of your ex's car?
     
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    NICE! Thanks man.
     
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    Thank you, been looking for something for athletes.
     
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    saving this for 6 months from now. thanks!
     
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    Looking forward to this.
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    How does a program like this compare to Bill Starr's 5x5? This one says skinny bastards can't handle a bar on their back more than twice a week while 5x5 has trainees squatting 3x a week. They both seem to be geared towards athletes.
     
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    Obviously I don't know more than Bill Starr, but I like Defranco's program better for a beginner lifter/athlete because of the volume. WS4SB covers everything that I like... a heavy main movement (one for upper, one for lower) twice a week with higher rep accessory movements and work for explosion/gpp/form.

    Defranco has surrounded himself with the best and has made a point to consult with some of the most respected strength coaches in the industry today (and is considered by many to be one himself).
     
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    All I'll say is the last thing anybody here needs is to be jumping routines like this is some magical routine, or starr is, or anything is. Routine jumping is the bane of all beginners.
     
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    Looks like a good routine.
     
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    agree to the point that theres no magical routine.

    i think nobody needs any "special routine" to really get strong, and thats people focus on too much and waste time on now. I just think you need to have the will to succeed. bob peoples set a deadlift record that lasted for 20 years by training with methods he made up by himself.

    "Bob Peoples was one of the most amazing men ever to take up weight lifting.
    He started lifting in the mountains of Upper East Tennessee, where no one
    else was interested in the sport. He got all his information from magazines,
    and many of his weights were made from scrap metal and concrete. He was one
    of the first people known to do negative-type lifting. He had the weight
    rigged up on the back of a lift extending from a tractor. He would raise the
    weight up with a switch and allow the system to collapse under him. Bob was
    a tremendous innovator, there are very few lifters today performing on any
    type of machine that Bob didn't invent and build by hand in his carpentry
    shop. Even though they were cumbersome and quite awkward, they did the job
    very well.

    To give the readers and idea of his difficulties and handicaps, Bob worked
    eight hours a day in a rayon mill. The temperatures were over 90 degrees,
    and the fumes were horrible. Besides this, he ran quite a sizeable farm -
    doing all the work himself - and still built himself into a world class
    deadlift specialist."

    no steroids, no supplements, no special routines, no deadlift suit...he just lifted because he loved it. first man to ever officially pull 700+ pounds....at a bodyweight of 189, in the 1940s
     
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    Wait so how do I know if I fit into the "Skinny Bastard" profile.

    I think I am a skinny fuck but at 210lbs at 6'3", I dont know if this program would be directed at me.
     
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    na, i'm 180 at 6'2', its more directed at me :o
     
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    Thats kinda what I thought.
     
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