Originally Posted by nickysoprano
hats off to you for the dedication sounds like a lot of structure and discipline needed for what your doing! you got any other pictures of you? I am just blown away by your definition in your avitar picture. have you got any comptitions coming up soon? also quick questino for you someone has told me that i should to gain mass try something called Rippetoe's Starting Strength have you heard of this? if so whats your view on it?
I've got tons of pictures of myself. But I don't really post much of them here besides my avi and profile pic.
No comps set in stone at the moment. I have a few in mind, but right now I'm mainly dieting to work some booths at shows and a few photo shoots. Then once I get leaned out some more, I'll make more definite plans for shows.
In terms of the Starting Strength program, it IS a good program. But given your somewhat recent medical situation, it *might* be a little taxing for you. Again, it comes down to how much you can keep up with the nutritional end of things. Physically, I'm sure you'd be fine with it. But like I said, if nutritionally, you can't get enough in to support the expenditure of the program, you could overtax your system.
Have you looked over the program at all? I'd say that if you were to give that one a try, start off with half the volume (cut out up to half of the prescribed sets. So on the 5x5's, try 3x5 or 2x5) and see how you feel after 2-3 weeks of it. If you're not feeling overly tired or sick to you tummy after that amount of time, start moving your way up toward getting in the total volume of the program.