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    Thoughts? 5X5 nd some


    So I'm sticking back to my roots of 5x5 ... It's how I ever got the biggest ... Now I was also quite big about 15%BF when I like to stay around 10% but neways, here it is ... Let me know what u think

    All weights ramp up by 10lbs every set
    Example
    Set1 225
    Set2 235
    Set3 245
    Etc Etc Etc

    Monday
    Squats 5x5
    Bench Press 5x5
    Row 5x5
    Bicep Curls 5x5
    Tricep Ext 5x5

    Tuesday
    Cardio (HIIT)
    Abs 3 exercises 4x15-20

    Wednesday
    Squat 4x5 (last 2 sets same weight)
    Barbell Press 4x5
    Deadlift 4x5
    Shrugs 5x5
    Seated Calf Raises 5x5

    Thursday
    Same as Tuesday

    Friday
    Squat 4x5 - 1x3 - 1x8
    Bench Press 4x5 - 1x3 - 1x8
    Row 4x5 - 1x3 - 1x8
    Bicep curl 4x5 - 1x3 - 1x8
    Tricep Ext 4x5 - 1x3 - 1x8
    * on set of 3 u add 5lbs to last set of 5 on Monday
    * on set of 8 u do same weight as 3 set

    Saturday
    Same as Tuesday

    On abs days I do
    One for upper, one for lower and one for oblique ... If I didn't get enough I will do one for Core too ... I stick to workouts I can't do more than 20 and most are weighted but I change em as I go to different gyms

    So yeah any input on my routine?
    I'm also doing DBol, TestE nd Deca just in case that question comes up

    I'm 5'11, 195lbs 13%bf, lifting for 6 years nd my diet is 40/40/20 (Carb/Pro/Fat) at 3,500 Cals

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    I posted this kinda late last night ... So I wanted to bring it back up ...
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    On first glance I see the need for more stabilizer/fixator movements.

    I also see the need for more unilateral lower body assistance work - split squats, walking lunges, etc.

    Finally, squatting 3 days a week with high intensity may be a bit much. Why not squat one day, dead lift another, and do squat assistance work the third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED
    On first glance I see the need for more stabilizer/fixator movements.

    I also see the need for more unilateral lower body assistance work - split squats, walking lunges, etc.

    Finally, squatting 3 days a week with high intensity may be a bit much. Why not squat one day, dead lift another, and do squat assistance work the third.

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    Thanks man, but I went ape **** and after a few weeks of this got tired of it so I put a more basic split together till I get my anxiety down and can settle for a good workout ...
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    Looks good to me. 5x5 is my favorite. I keep coming back to it. I also throw in a accessory lift or two as well on each day trying to make sure they work together. I usually do abs as the very last exercise on Friday since it's the heaviest squat day. I save all the days in between for cardio only.

    What kind of cardio are you doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by easonj23
    Looks good to me. 5x5 is my favorite. I keep coming back to it. I also throw in a accessory lift or two as well on each day trying to make sure they work together. I usually do abs as the very last exercise on Friday since it's the heaviest squat day. I save all the days in between for cardio only.

    What kind of cardio are you doing?
    I was sticking to HIIIT for the most part some like
    Jog 2 mins
    Sprint 1 min
    For about 15 mins
    Or sprint for 1
    Walk for 1
    For about 15

    Some around those areas
    I like running plus in doing Toughest Mudder in a few months so I gotta get that running stamina
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    Couple of people I know are running Toughest Mudder. It looks brutal!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by easonj23
    Couple of people I know are running Toughest Mudder. It looks brutal!!
    Wouldn't expect anything else ... I wanna be ****ing ripped while I'm running it too hahahaha itd be my second mud run
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    i love 5x5, but the one thing i change while on it is arm work. i dont do 5 reps. i do higher reps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla
    i love 5x5, but the one thing i change while on it is arm work. i dont do 5 reps. i do higher reps.
    I did some like that a while back ... Like a 3x8 on biceps and triceps ... Worked out pretty well ...

    But then again, it's an awesome workout just dunno if u get as much as u put into it tho ... Like its tough, and u def stack up the weights each week but ... I think I've gotten a better shaped body out of a split routine
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    I do 3x10 or 5x10 for stuff like biceps triceps and calf raises. I like adding the weight every week. 5x5 is great for breaking strength plateaus. I like to do 5x5 until I stall hard then go to a split for 6-12 weeks then back to 5x5 to see if I can add more strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easonj23
    I do 3x10 or 5x10 for stuff like biceps triceps and calf raises. I like adding the weight every week. 5x5 is great for breaking strength plateaus. I like to do 5x5 until I stall hard then go to a split for 6-12 weeks then back to 5x5 to see if I can add more strength.
    Smart ... How's that working out for u?
    I usually do 5x5 for about 3 months out of the year but I have to say as the years go by the quicker I get tired of the same work out ... None the less still a great strength work out
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    So far it's worked pretty well going back and forth every 12 weeks or so. I think the split helps build up stabalizer muscles more than adding them into the 5x5 so I can put more into the 5x5 when I come back to it. I'm really looking for strength though at the moment.

    After I hit all of my personal goals on the big 4 I'll probably stick to a split but I'm a ways off from that. Right now I'm shooting for the 2,3,4,5. I've come close but sickness and other things always seem to get in my way. I hope this year I can stay healthy and hit them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easonj23
    So far it's worked pretty well going back and forth every 12 weeks or so. I think the split helps build up stabalizer muscles more than adding them into the 5x5 so I can put more into the 5x5 when I come back to it. I'm really looking for strength though at the moment.

    After I hit all of my personal goals on the big 4 I'll probably stick to a split but I'm a ways off from that. Right now I'm shooting for the 2,3,4,5. I've come close but sickness and other things always seem to get in my way. I hope this year I can stay healthy and hit them.
    Best of luck bro, wish u the best on ur goals then and I'll prob catch u around some other threads ...
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