What is the best 5x5 strength building routine?

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    What is the best 5x5 strength building routine?


    I've been doing compound lifts 3x a week and have been seeing constant gains. There's one workout that I do that is insanely tough and I think has contributed greatly to my strength increasing. I basically do a clean and press with a weight where I can press it for one rep, then lower the barbell behind my neck and do 5 reps of squats, then bring it over to the front and drop it. I do 10 sets of those and my strength has shot up. Anyway getting to the point, I want to hear peoples opinions on what routine would be BEST for building strength and lots of it.

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    I like this...especially because excel does math for me.......f**k math.

    http://www.wackyhq.com/madcow5x5/geo...Linear_5x5.htm
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    5 x 5 sucks i think personally unless your just begining to lift... cant imagine doing 5 x 5 for deadlifts at my strength level now
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    I like the advanced 5x5 spreadsheet myself, and have done it a couple times. Its a good way to get in, get out, and get on with your day.

    Only thing I don't like is once you get up there in weight, it kills your joints. Well, it did me anyway, but I'm old.....er.

    Afterwards when I switched to a regular 3x8 routine I noticed the weights still stayed a good bit higher than before the 5x5, so I was impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    5 x 5 sucks i think personally unless your just begining to lift... cant imagine doing 5 x 5 for deadlifts at my strength level now
    Not sure what 5x5 the original OP is doing but the one I'm on specifically tells you not to do deadlift 5x5. As for what exercises specifically generate more overal strength...you doing them bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgenyo View Post
    Not sure what 5x5 the original OP is doing but the one I'm on specifically tells you not to do deadlift 5x5. As for what exercises specifically generate more overal strength...you doing them bro.
    I almost think in the advanced 5x5 you do 3x5 or 3x3 for deads instead...I know I tried the loading phase at 5x5 for deads for the first few weeks to see how I did. It suckt!!
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    In the original 5*5, Bill Starr did not include deadlifts because he thought it was too much weight for your low back. And when he says 5*5, it's the only the last set which is done at the said percentage. The rest of the sets are warm ups. In starting strength, they do 3 *3 of the said percentage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgenyo View Post
    Not sure what 5x5 the original OP is doing but the one I'm on specifically tells you not to do deadlift 5x5. As for what exercises specifically generate more overal strength...you doing them bro.
    ha never said i didnt deadlift....just said 5 x 5 is overated i guess i can say ive emailed jim wendler, dave tate, scott yard and none have recommended the 5 x 5 sorry u get a hard on the 5 x 5 sorry for knocking it
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    I don't know who any of those people are.

    Either way I wouldn't listen to them, having actually gone out and done the 5x5, as its supposed to be done according to the "Madcow" guy, and seeing pretty darn good results from it.

    That'd be like some clown believeing me if I said diet wasn't important.
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    Yeah i don't think the 5x5 is trash, cuz I've been experiencing gains in strength every workout. My routine is as follows.
    5x5 Bench Press
    5x1 Power clean and press with 5 reps of squat
    3x5 Deadlift
    3x6 Barbell Curl
    3x6 Skullcrushers

    I have been doing this 3x a week and try to increase the weight by 5 lbs every workout on all my lifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynaferd View Post
    I don't know who any of those people are.

    Either way I wouldn't listen to them, having actually gone out and done the 5x5, as its supposed to be done according to the "Madcow" guy, and seeing pretty darn good results from it.

    That'd be like some clown believeing me if I said diet wasn't important.
    you do not know who dave tate is ? probably one of the most respected knowledge filled guys out there when it comes to training wow..... do your research....
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    I would cut back the arms to 2 sets of 10-12 if you are doing it 3 times/week. You don't want your compound exercises to suffer bcos of the fatigue in your arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    you do not know who dave tate is ? probably one of the most respected knowledge filled guys out there when it comes to training wow..... do your research....
    IDK, does he post on here? LOL

    I don't need to research Dave Tate for any reason. All the info I could ever need to build muscle and/or strength is on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynaferd View Post
    IDK, does he post on here? LOL

    I don't need to research Dave Tate for any reason. All the info I could ever need to build muscle and/or strength is on this site.
    lol wow... u are ignorant, i love how u slurp up this site. it is very helpful but no one as knowledgeable as dave tate posts here.. Hes been a top level powerlifter, he makes dieting easy he runs a great site at elitefts.com with tons of workout information.. Email any one of the lifters get a response within 48 hours for free. hes legit.
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    Well I already know everything I need to know, probably more than that Dave Tate character, if he even exists.

    You nevermind that other site, mr brownstone89. I will tell you everything you need to know.

    Now, what is your question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynaferd View Post
    Well I already know everything I need to know, probably more than that Dave Tate character, if he even exists.

    You nevermind that other site, mr brownstone89. I will tell you everything you need to know.

    Now, what is your question?
    your stupid AF lol, get outta here
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    LOL...You from Mass. or Jersey? Getdafukoutaheah!!
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