5 by 5's?

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  1. Ferrari430

    Ferrari430 New Member

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    I'm thinking of giving these a try. 5 sets, 5 reps each. For example if I want to do them for chest, I would do:
    120 x 5
    125 x 5
    130 x 5
    135 x 5
    140 x 5

    My friend recommended them and has said helps him increase his weights because he just adds 5 ibs to each set (125, 130..145) each workout. And if he can't do the full 5 reps on the last set then he'll re do the workout the week after and gets it no problem.

    Just seeing your guys opinions on these and if you got results trying them. Thinking of giving them a shot during next chest day, and if I like them i'll try them for shoulders aswell.
     
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    yes. read the stickys
     
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    heh, I have another routine you might want to consider. It's called the 5/3/1 MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD OF IT
     
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    5/3/1 is dumb and doesn't work :hsugh:
     
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    Have they seen photos of Maine's progress?

    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    Have you seen the pics of SHUT THE FUCK UP CHINAMAN!
     
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    Why so serious?

    :rofl:
     
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    seriouspost: I think the 5/3/1 is a great program its just hilarious when people go apeshit over a new PROGRAM and think its going to solve everything without addressing their underlying problems. If you look at old Wendler vids he says pretty much the same thing in that the routine/program isn't the end all/be all factor to training.

    For example, Maine is someone who has all his shit together so he's going to see great gains from something like this. Some other people around here, I dunno.
     
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    wat is 5/3/1 bro?
     
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    wat is 5 x 5
     
  12. evolude

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    You're not aware.
     
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    I like that it gives me a set weight to use for my work sets and a predetermined loading scheme. Otherwise I go in the gym and shoot for a 1rm every time which really hasn't worked out very well for me in the past.
     
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    seriously, idk wat 5/3/1 is.
     
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    Again, you're someone who has goals and knows what the hell they're doing so its all good in the hood.

    the white hood

    (that I wear)
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I guess you are talking about some sort of bench press
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    This is my exact problem, I go balls out and usually end up getting kicked in the nuts by my body.
     
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    A guy told me to do 5x5 with the same weight :dunno: if you pick the right weight you should be able to do the first 3 sets on your own, then you'll need a spot on the last 2. I do this once or twice a year and it always works for me :dunno:

    2 weeks ago I did 200 5x5, yesterday I did 210 5x5, next week I try 215 5x5 :dunno:
     
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    Both ways can be done. Ramping up the weight is better for a beginner.
     
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    5x5 has been a good start for me. I feel like it's time for me to vary things up though
     
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    yea

    more weight tho
     
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