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    Golden Six vs ICF 5x5

    Which program would be more beneficial for overall size and strength? Arnold’s Golden Six or Jason Blaha’s ICF 5x5?
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    I’m not a fan of ICF, nor stronglifts for that matter, which ICF basically stronglifts with a bunch of other crap thrown in.

    As far as golden 6 goes, maybe replace behind the neck press with DB presses and wide grip bench with a close or regular grip bench. Those are just my thoughts though, but I’d pick a modified golden 6 between those two.
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    Originally Posted by themanth3myth View Post
    Which program would be more beneficial for overall size and strength? Arnold’s Golden Six or Jason Blaha’s ICF 5x5?
    Is there a particular reason why you're only considering these two programs? Just curious.
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    Forgot to add, the best program is the one you stick to.
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    I kinda like golden six, very no nonsense approach for starting out - it looks kind of like what I originally used when I began. My only concerns are neglected muscle groups, like hamstrings, triceps, calves, traps, etc. And the behind the neck pressing would wreck my shoulders haha.
    Back to basics full body routine: https://pastebin.com/5BgKgrMv

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    Originally Posted by themanth3myth View Post
    Which program would be more beneficial for overall size and strength? Arnold’s Golden Six or Jason Blaha’s ICF 5x5?
    If you wanted a simple routine you could what im doing
    Workout a
    Squats
    Bench
    Pendlay rows

    Workout b
    Deadlift
    Shoulder press
    Pull ups

    That's the absolute minimum i do at the gym but i usually throw in isolations whenever i like. Isolations i use are
    Calf raises
    Bicep curls
    Tricep dips
    Leg curls
    Hanging leg raises
    Facepulls
    Lateral raises
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    I would say ICF 5x5 because it is a bit more complete, but I agree: there is a lot of fluff in it. As you get stronger, it will probably become a VERY tough routine very quickly however...
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