Hi Everyone, first post here.
Gym Experience: 1.5 years
Supplements: Protein, Creatine, occaisional preworkout drink, Fish Oil, Multi
I've recently stalled on week 8 of the Madcow Intermediate 5x5. I stalled two weeks ago on shoulder press and this past week on bench. I have been reading that it might be time to reset. I guess I'm curious of everyone's opinion of this particular iteration of the 5x5 workout scheme.
I've had great results, probably because I've never really "trained" squats, bench, deads and overhead before. My previous gym experience consisted of low weight, high rep training to failure with lots of circuits and cardio. I never saw results like I have these past 8 weeks.
To illustrate, here is my progress (still weak, I know)
Squat (5 reps) 135->185
Dead (5 reps) 125->180
Bench (3 reps) 135->155
Overhead (4 reps) 75->105
Bent over BB row (5 reps) 95->135
How does my progress look so far? Just want to bounce this off some people who may know better than I. On non-weight days, I do 45 minutes of cardio, usually a combo of running/cycling or elliptical. Occasional HIIT.
Thanks for any input! Looking forward to learning a lot on this forum.