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5x5 routine ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Miklos Hollender Sep 2, 2013. 20 Replies

hey everyone i am new to weight lifting and excercise my current routine is the bodyweight every evening then i do 5 sets of 5 reps bench press 5 sets of 5 reps preacher curl and bicycle crunches til…Continue

 

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Miklos Hollender replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"The bar should be mid-shin level, that means finding something to prop it up is important.  The 5 x 5 works well physiologically, but not so well phsychologically, it generally lacks that motivating feel-good "pump" what the more…"
Sep 2, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"3-4 mi"
Aug 29, 2013
Dominic Bruzzese replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"If you rest properly (3-4 minutes between sets) and you have eaten well and are fueled up for your work out, then you can achieve sets of the same weight and same rep.  So I'm saying, if you can do 10 reps on your first set with X weight,…"
Aug 29, 2013
N. Vest replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"I believe the point behind it is that you don't work to failure every set. Yes you could do more reps on the first set but it wears you out faster and ends with you doing less in the long run. I think working to failure also leads to more…"
Aug 29, 2013
Miklos Hollender replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"I don't understand 5 x 5. If in the third go with this weight you can do 5, then it means in the first go you could do 10 and in the last go you can only do 3. Because muscle tires. So how do people do the same amount of reps in every go? I…"
Aug 29, 2013
joshua gillette replied to N. Vest's discussion Mace workouts in the group Old School Iron
"awesome just got back on  and saw this i was about to search for a routine thnx !"
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joshua gillette replied to Mike D's discussion good starter workouts for weight loss?
"this excellent shane,i have been posting questions but also scouring forums and this is pretty concise thank you"
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"good point lol"
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"to be stronger lose fat gain muscle"
Jul 22, 2013
N. Vest replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"Just don't drop the bar, set it down"
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"thank you sir, i'll look into it."
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"and bro sorry about the punctuation i have always been horrible about it ,it has been a problem for me i know its a simple thing to learn but i never really learned it but i am going back to college now and english 1010 should fix it i am sorry it…"
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"sorry guys , i am just trying to get functional strength my weight is 157 and im 5"7 i do my bodyweight routine and my lifts everyday my bodyweight excercises are bicycle crunches til failure 25 pushups 30 dips 15 one legged squats i have a…"
Jul 22, 2013
joshua gillette replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"i figured i would need to protect the floor but ok ill try it !"
Jul 22, 2013
Betz replied to joshua gillette's discussion 5x5 routine ?
"I use Gunnar Peterson's program: "The Workout." You can check out his book…"
Jul 22, 2013

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