I am so goddamn tired of seeing these thread every goddamn day.
What do you mean, is it a meme? Do you mean that it doesn't work? In that regard, NO it is not a meme. Adding a little bit of weight to your lifts, alternating pulls and presses and squatting every workout is the best way to get strong as a beginner. It works
Or is it a meme in that it won't make you look "aesthetic"??? It's not fucking called Starting Aesthetics, you do it to build strength. The process of building strength means gaining in musclar hypertrophy, but it also involves gaining lean mass and creating skeletal and neuromuscular adaptations. As for the HURR DURR T-REX HURR DURR, that was a meme created by the internet that does not accurately reflect reality. Want to know how I know this? Because I have been to Starting Strength gyms, where everyone rhere has either done or is doing SS, and I can assure you, the people there are not all fat powerlifters with big, fat, unastheatic legs. The program itself actually has LESS lower body than upper body volume in the 3rd phase than lower, but idiots online will say "lol ss gives you shit upper body" because they haven't examined it. At the point when you are doing at least 5 bodyweight chinups, in one week of SS there are 45 squat reps, 5 deadlift reps, 15 power cleans, 15+ chinups, and 45 reps of pressing. That is 60+ upper body, 50 lower body, and 15 power cleans, which are a full body, power exercise. There are no curls, which anger many, but that's because the bicep is not a particularly strong muscle, and meaning a novice trainee does not need devote as much attention to it as say, the tricep, a prime mover in pressing motions. You will probably not look like a "t-rex" unless you have unfortunate genetics, but if you gain some weight and build some muscle, chances are you'll look better than you did as a skinny dyel, but don't expect to look like zyzz after 4 months of a strength program.