to the ppl who started this program weeks ago.....have u noticed any changes to your body in like 2-4 weeks??
Question to u jason......is it okay to do neck harness on rest days? Becuz I been trying to built up my pencil neck for 2 months and its going great....so i was wondering if i can do neck harness on rest days? and maybe wrist rollers for my forearms and grip strength?
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Thread: My Novice 5x5 For Bodybuilders.
01-15-2013, 06:07 PM #2011
01-15-2013, 06:40 PM #2012
love this program although im not running it.. Now whenever noobs ask questions about routines I just link them to this thread lol
01-15-2013, 06:41 PM #2013
01-15-2013, 06:58 PM #2014
01-15-2013, 07:52 PM #2015
can u have a look at this draft idea for what i wanna move into now from novice to intermediate
01-15-2013, 08:07 PM #2016
01-15-2013, 08:18 PM #2017Stats:as of 6/1/2013
01-15-2013, 08:37 PM #2018
When i row, i kind of jerk the weight and im kind of upright, but not really...but i seriously feel the burn in my lats, and my chest stays up, i just am a bit more upright, is this acceptable? Also i row 190 but only deadlift 235, i honestly think it's because ive been afraid of them so long so i don't feel i can do more than that...ill let you know tomorrow...had to lower my squat because my depth wasn't where i wanted.
01-15-2013, 09:12 PM #2019
Just wanted to put my two cents in on this program. It is fantastic. I have not lifted in over three years and even then I would still be classified as novice. Right now I am on a cut and I am gaining lean mass/strength. I did not think I could recover fast enough from doing this routine with a calorie deficient, but as of now recovery is great. Another side effect is I sleep so much better now cause I am exhausted. I plan on staying with this one for a while and cant wait till a bulk. I am getting stronger and bigger on a cut. (I know its newb gains but never seen them this drastic.)
01-15-2013, 09:57 PM #2020
Jason, I desperately need help getting my bench press up. It's been stuck at 185lbs for 2 months now (although before I did 3x5, now I do 5x5). I just can't go up in weight! I row 185 now for 5x5 to give you an idea...(BOR). My squat is 110lbs above my bench too. I tried resetting, changing my grip, etc. Nothing works. Any advice?
01-15-2013, 10:34 PM #2021
01-15-2013, 10:36 PM #2022
01-15-2013, 11:12 PM #2023
Im doing 3x5 deadlifts , I did however get some cramp in thigh after 1st set and had to drink some water , probably just creatine needing more water to do its work .
I almost feel I should do 5x5 deadlift and 1x5 squats .
I can't do backsquats yet due to shoulder issue so just doing front squats to box cause I hurt knee when trying to do ass to ground with dumbbells after the dumbbell hit my knee and buckled it inwards causing burning pain in knee doh
Only having 1500 calories a day and did 20mins cardio after workout to burn some more fat . Strength going up still thanks to n00b gains , drinking protein like its water .
my home gym set up just got the other day
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01-15-2013, 11:18 PM #2024
When you say add 5lbs, do you mean to each side or in total??"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action!"
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01-15-2013, 11:28 PM #2025
01-16-2013, 01:41 AM #2026
Hey guys, did Jason metioned which typed of Rows he mean to be implemented in his workout? Also any good video explanation on proper Row (I assume Jasom don't want us to do Pendlay rows after squeat and deadlift) ?Stack:
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Current Lifts (Jason Blaha's workout) - 5x5:
Squat - 90 kg
Deadlift - 105 kg
Bench - 62.5 kg
OHP - 40 kg
Row - 62.5 kg
CGBP - 57.5 kg
Straight Bar Bicep Curl - 30 kg.
01-16-2013, 05:00 AM #2027
Well finally had to reset two lifts today, bench at 245lbs and skull crushers at 130lbs. Was the second time I failed my 5th set on the bench and on the crushers I backed it back down not cause of failure but form issues, feels bad. On a better note though I did get to put a check next to 300lb squat After 9 weeks of of pushing my self to the limit I think im due for a deload especially since I just ran the program every other day instead of only 3 days a week. I said a bunch of times I was going to do the 2 days off but I would wake up rested on the weekend feeling good and couldn't help my self.Started at 328lbs
Current at 227lbs and counting.
Current goal 225lbs (step by step)
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01-16-2013, 05:53 AM #2028
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01-16-2013, 07:52 AM #2029
01-16-2013, 08:49 AM #2030
Can I split these up for a 5 day routine (I can get to gym everyday, but for limited time). I was thinking about my heavy compound lifts being A/B and the arm isolation movements on C
Bench Press 5x5
Straight Bar/Incline Curl 3x8
Kneeling Cable Crunch 3x10-20
Standing Press 5x5
Barbell Row 5x5 -10%
Would this be okay?
01-16-2013, 09:49 AM #2031
I'm having a bit of a hard time doing the progressive overload, for instance I rowed 15kg today, was still hard after doing it two days ago, also is benching on a Smith machine un advisory? The routine has been working on other areas though, even though I lift a bit low I feel like I may going to failure too often esp on compounds, sometimes ill add 10 lbs do a couple of sets and fail, any advice?
01-16-2013, 10:11 AM #2032
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01-16-2013, 10:37 AM #2033
01-16-2013, 12:39 PM #2034
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Jason, Military brah here, EVERYTHING you do to help out as many of us as you can is much appreciated.
Long story short, I am 6'4 235 lbs, approx 15-17% bf. Been lifting on and off for about 3 years. Just did a dirty (i know, more work to get the fat off but stuff happens) bulk from 215 to 235 over a 4 month period. Currently cutting at 2700 cals. Trying to get down to 205 over the next 5.5 months (Jul 1).
DL 1RM - 420
Incline BP 1RM - 245 (Don't really Flat BP so not sure the 1 Rep there)
Squat 1RM - 310
BB Row 1RM - 210
Just 2 questions for you,
Would you recommend the novice program for me? Any differences to the program while cutting?
Thanks for your timeJust trying to be a better man today than I was yesterday
01-16-2013, 02:17 PM #2035
For me progress is beginning to slow down. A lot of times I have to do a lift twice (two sessions) to get the require weight. Are they any recommendations for combating this at cetain point, i.e. light squat day? Or is that drifting into different programming land?
Second question: What program would you recommend after this for people with bodybuild goals? Powerlifting goals? I watched your videos on 531, Phat and setting up an intermediate routine (with lagging deltoids) and I was just curious.First, Revolution
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01-16-2013, 02:18 PM #2036
01-16-2013, 06:40 PM #2037
I've always had trouble doing BOR's, just always felt awkward for me. Can I use a seated row machine instead of doing the barbell rows?
01-16-2013, 07:04 PM #2038
01-16-2013, 07:17 PM #2039
Today was my first day of Workout A after a 4 week hiatus from working out after completing 6 cycles of All Pro's. The hiatus was due to moving to my state's capital to work for the government doing Auditing.
I know Jason recommended against it, but I decided to do Good Mornings instead of the other options. I already had the power cage to myself, so it was convenient to just stay there. I had planned on doing them beforehand anyways, so I studied lots of videos/cues and used a light weight.
Here are my worksets
Squat - 200 [Felt great to be squatting again, my 10RM from All Pro's was 215 but I decided to start a little lighter to ease myself back in)
Bench - 100
BOR - 115 (might need to lower)
Shrugs- 125 (I need to reevaluate, shrugs felt awkward no matter what weight I used)
SklCshrs - 45 (I had some elbow discomfort during these, really need to study Jason's video)
Curls - 65 (done with a straight Olympic bar)
Good Mornings - 75 (Honestly the execution felt very similar to the SLDLs I did on All Pro's except with the bar on my back rather than in my hands)
Cable Crunch - 70 3x20 (I loved how these felt! It is hard to tell when to stop though)
The workout was pretty disorganized, having been my first time working out in a public gym. I didn't keep my rest time coordinated. I really hope this routine will get my bench up (and my presses in general), my upper-body has a lot of catching up to do.
Overall, I enjoyed my first day. I miss the time efficiency from All Pro's routine, and the simplicity. However, I'll definitely give your routine a good run though!
01-16-2013, 07:44 PM #2040
For this program do you recommend High Bar Squats or Low Bar Squats?? Rippetoe has you do Low Bar in SS so Idk.Eat Hard, Work Hard, Supp Soft, GET HARD
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