5x5 routine. Pyramids or static weight?

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Which of these sets do you think would be better for building strength?

    static:
    warmup
    185x5x5

    pyramid:
    135x5x1
    165x5x1
    185x5x1
    195x5x1
    205x5x1
     
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    first choice
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    135x5x1
    165x5x1
    185x5x5
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Monday - 5 sets of 5 with the same weight....if you complete all the reps then the next week you bump up the weight
    Friday - pyramid up until you can no longer get 5 reps
     
  5. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    awesome thanks guys. If you look at my training log I've been doing this almost exactly as Ceaze puts it. I had a bad day with bench press Tuesday and had doubts. thanks for removing them!

     
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    what do you think of Starting Strength by Rippetoe and Kilgore?
     
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    this from bill starr:

     
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    it's not out yet
     
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    :werd:

    And I think Pendlay said "beginners don't need or benefit from high volume anyway"
     
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    well right, when it comes out
     
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    me too
     
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    everything that ive read says ramp up to 5 rep max.
     
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    5x5 means 5 sets at the same weight.
    1x5 means ramp up to 5rep max.

    I did the ramping up to 5RM on 5x5 days on the routine and definitely think I would have gotten more out of the routine doing 5x5.
     
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    I love how everyone thinks there's only one 5x5 routine.
     
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    :eek4:

    there isn't :eek4:
     
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    I was referring to christopher's routine.
     
  20. johnson

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    He made a routine? :eek3:
     
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    christophers' routine isn't posted on F&N
     
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    i was interested in this topic since I am on my second week of doing a modified "Bill Starr" 5x5 football specific routine.
     
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    im going to make a 5x5 routine so people can name it after me
     
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    Hurry up so I can repost it and people will call it Maximum's Routine!!!:bowdown:
     
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    :ugh: :wtfgay:
    Fine, The Modified Bill Starr routine which Christophers posted a few years back which everyone seems to use and likes to refer to as Christophers' routine for simplicity sake and everyone gets pussyhurt over
     
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