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Old 04-15-2014, 04:34 PM #1
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Stick with 5x5?

Been following this 5x5 routine for sometime…

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/wor...novice-workout

My lifts have gone up, mainly my bench press and squat, but I'm definitely stalling when it comes to shoulder presses… Also, the minimal amount of deadlifts in the routine sketches me out a little because I don't feel like I can go do a single set of deads and have it be any kind of worthwhile.

Anyone know of any other effective 5x5 routines like this?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:11 PM #2
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There are tons of modified 5x5 programs that include accessory work, but the core 5x5 remains.

I'm sure you could also slip in some extra DLs. When I did 5x5 every other DL day I would drop the weight a bit and do 3x5. Some days I would work up to heavy singles instead of 1x5. Just don't burn yourself out.
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There are tons of modified 5x5 programs that include accessory work, but the core 5x5 remains.

I'm sure you could also slip in some extra DLs. When I did 5x5 every other DL day I would drop the weight a bit and do 3x5. Some days I would work up to heavy singles instead of 1x5. Just don't burn yourself out.


On the DLs.. lets say I stay with the 1x5, do I just jump into the heaviest weigh I feel I can do (since no mention of warm up sets is made for DL)? or as you suggested maybe just do 3x5.

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:42 PM #4
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On the DLs.. lets say I stay with the 1x5, do I just jump into the heaviest weigh I feel I can do (since no mention of warm up sets is made for DL)? or as you suggested maybe just do 3x5.

Thanks man.
You definitely need to warm up. The 1x5 is simply the working set. Ramp up the weights as normal until you get there. Same as any other lift, but just with a single working set instead of 5.
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You definitely need to warm up. The 1x5 is simply the working set. Ramp up the weights as normal until you get there. Same as any other lift, but just with a single working set instead of 5.
Word, thanks for the input.
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