im currently in week 8 of 5x5 workout, everything is going well... just put up 225 x 5 bench the other day struggling on the last rep.... 350 squat no problem (lowered weight to focus on going lower).... the only real problem im having is incline bench (185 x 5), but im slowly working on it
my question is, after i complete the 5x5, would you recommend doing another round? or switching to HST?
thanks for advice
Thread: what to do after a 5x5
10-05-2010, 11:34 AM #1
what to do after a 5x5
10-05-2010, 11:57 AM #2
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It really depends on your goals. Go ahead and switch it up if you want to try something else. I don't have much experience with HST because I'm not a bodybuilder but I'm sure someone else can help you more specificaly with that. I would suggest you find a good linear progression workout to make the transition.
Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program can be great just to offer a suggestion. It will help you ease out of the 5x5 program. You will get a lot stronger, and if you use the right programming, you will get a lot bigger.www.pattersonstrength.com
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"any major strength exercise that could be considered "functional" has one important feature - you should be able to fall down while you're doing it, so that you have to make sure that you don't" - Mark Rippetoe
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10-06-2010, 07:52 PM #6
i am doing the mad cow 5x5...
so your saying just keep going until im not able to increase weight anymore? then i switch it up?
so lets say i get to week 9 and have no issues, i take a week rest... then start again at week 10 and go until i stall? ... or could i go to the advanced mad cow 5x5??
i guess my goals would be to look bigger... ive heard GST / HST does this?
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