I have been on the stronglifts.com 5X5 on and off for a about 15 months, and have been doing it properly for the past 5 months. I have been struggling with adding weight to ALL of my lifts and have reset squats 3 times, most recently incorporating box squats.
My question is, should I drop to 3x5, continue 5x5 but ramp weight a la Ripptoe or switch to madcow/531?
Sidenote, I have posted here before but improperly described myself as doing SS, which resulted in YNDTP posts. I'm not ignoring your adivce, I just wanted to make sure I am getting the right answer to the right question.
Thread: stronglifts 5x5
01-20-2011, 04:06 PM #1
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01-20-2011, 05:12 PM #3
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Change your routine up a little as in reps and exercises. Doing 5x5 ALL the time will casue you to plateau maybe try and do a few rep records for a couple of weeks. Gain some weight, and if you want add a bit of volume, if your a novice lifter try power building routines. This worked for me lol. And I am not saying the routine you are on is bad AT ALL! Just saying change it up for a bit.
01-20-2011, 07:07 PM #4
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If you're stalling on a program like Stronglifts or SS, the first question is always how is your diet/rest/recovery? And are you gaining bodyweight?
150 is somewhat light, you might just need to eat more to continue making strength gains.
If all that stuff is in check, I believe the new Stronglifts party line is that once you stall several times, you knock the sets/reps down to 3x5, which is basically like SS. After you stall on 3x5, you move on to an intermediate program like Texas Method or Madcow.“I'm just a lat guy, you know? I've got these amazing lats, and… I'm just living in an ab guy's world.” -Workaholics
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