@fumbor I had the same problem. I put legs on the back burner and focused on back, shoulders and incline bench. Looks way better now.
Plus, you are gonna want them strong for fucking yeah hahahah XD
@fumbor Haha, nah. I just only do them like once a week. A few sets of squats or hip thrusts then leg presses and some isolation work as a finisher since I've been doing this for over a year now and need more volume to grow. My splits something like PPPPL. Fell out of shape a bit recently so I've been doing 5x a week because I'm impatient XD Used to do a 3x upper upper lower.
Lol, don't neglect your legs dude. Chicks do notice them, just not as much. But they are really gonna notice them if they are skinny and the rest of you is not, and not in a good way lmao XD
PPL split, But just the PP
If you do Starting Strength I'd recommend adding pull-ups or inverted rows to it once or twice per week. Kind of leaves some muscles you want to bulk up underdeveloped otherwise. Adding either of those mostly means you will plateau a bit sooner due to increases volume but you'll see more well rounded physique development as well.
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@hustlerbear81 @hustlerbear81 Awesome thanks, yeah I know, my body is just so used to using my own weight that the first time I actually picked up a barbell it just felt unnatural... I will make sure to look up that book you just mentioned :)
@FrancoAP I have not tried the stonglifts method, but tried something similar and it is effective, if you lift and eat properly.
If you are just looking to do compound movements, then stronglifts or starting strength is great for that area. Stonglifts and Starting strength are the same, just stronglifts is 5x5 and Starting Strength is 3x5
If you want to do compound moments, isolation movements, cardio, and train your abs, then i suggest looking at Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews, there is a book and also a 1 year challenge with the same concepts as stronglifts and starting strength, but its your preference on what you want, you can incorporate cardio and abs into stronglifts or strarting strength.
Just try one of these programs one at a time and be patient.
Also make sure you watch videos on how to do these lifts such as Bench Press, Deadlifts, and Squats, since you been doing calisthenics for awhile and you need to get your body use to these movements because you can hurt yourself very quick if you do not properly execute these moves.Read More
Hey guys! Has anyone here tried the Stronglifts approach? 5X5... I practice regularly calisthenics, am 26 and my strength level is decent (can do up to 20 pull ups, 30 ring pushups 20 chin ups and 14 dips - everything without weight added that is :( )... So my goal is to shift to weitghtlifting soon enough.