Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
@ Panther: do not know when I was speaking for you?
@ Enigma: SL 5x5 isn't a bad program. I would actually recommend it to a beginner, next to Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe. Nearly the same principles but in all honesty, novice lifters don't need 5 sets across. They can make extraordinary gains with 3 sets of 5 across at the same weight. So, I would say Starting Strength is the more appropriate program for novices but Stronglifts is a very nice alternative.
I actually went back on Starting Strength to increase my squat back up to what it was after losing some strength after a bout' with pneumonia. I can't promote the program enough.