Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength, but higher reps for injury recovery?

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    Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength, but higher reps for injury recovery?

    Well, not quite an injury, ish.

    I have pronated feet (now with inserts) and have been going to a physio to fix my back and neck issues caused by this from walking around for years without the inserts.

    So, my physio reckons I can start lifting tomorrow, but he says to start at 15 reps and lower by 1 every week. So next week I will be doing 14 reps, etc.

    Since I am new (weight trained before, but lack of diet knowledge meant no gains) I figure starting off with the basic Rippetoe workout is a good place to start.

    Workout A
    3x5 Squat
    3x5 Bench Press
    1x5 Deadlift

    Workout B
    3x5 Squat
    3x5 Standing military press
    3x5 Power cleans

    You train on 3 nonconsecutive days per week.

    So week 1 might look like:
    Monday - Workout A
    Wednesday - Workout B
    Friday - Workout A

    Week 2:
    Monday - Workout B
    Wednesday - Workout A
    Friday - Workout B

    Is it compatable with doing high reps, or should I be doing another workout plan?

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    Why does your doctor recommend that programming?

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    At a guess, I would say to lessen the strain on the muscles that have had the scar tissue moved back into place.

    But to be honest, I was wondering whether doing 5 reps, but starting off at lower weights would be a better plan?

    And if so, how low and over what time frame should I do it before getting back to normal?

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