Question about Christopher's Routine.

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  1. dazed

    dazed New Member

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    hey guys,

    Christopher's routine is what I am going to be starting Monday. Have a few questions before I start.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1574598

    1) On the off days (Tuesday and Thursday) I plan to do some cardio along with ab exersizes, good idea?

    2) Should I do light Cardio on the lifting days as well?

    I'm a noob, I know :o
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    its alright... personally... I don't leave enough in the tank to do "light cardio" when it comes to the three days. Doing cardio or GPP (general physical preparednes.... sled dragging, stair running, HIIT, etc) and ab work is great on your off days. you need strong abs for the rest of your body to get strong. just leave it all in the gym on lifting days and do what you can on off days. leave yourself enough rest days, though... your body needs it on a routine like the 5x5
     
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    Sounds good, thanks a lot.

    I usually play basketball 2-3 times a week, pick up games. I'll probably do that 1-2 times a week now. Maybe once during the weekdays and once again on weekends.
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    well... theres nothing wrong with it. if you physically feel you can handle it, go ahead and keep playing. just know that rest is key to growing.
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    +1 on rest.. And if I understand christophers routine correctly, you may be too sore to be doing any cardio to begin with..
     
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    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    Especially during the first couple weeks, you will have zero desire to do any cardio. I could barely walk, let alone do cardio ;)

    With that said, I now do cardio on off days (except for saturday), normally 25 min of HIIT.
     
  7. MaineSucks

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    once the initial ass kicking is over... cardio, mobility work, stretching, etc are great tools to aid in recovery
     
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    I am thinking about picking up Cristophers routine for my summer lifting, but I need to incorporate cardio into my schedule. How bad will this routine kick my ass if I have already been lifting (most of the lifts) over the course of the last 9 months, just on a different 2X week full body routine.
     
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    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    I wouldn't think it would be that bad. There is a shitton of leg work though, that was the hardest part for me. Legs were extremely sore for a couple weeks, then it wasn't that bad.
     
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    I'm not so worried about the legs, I've been doing mainly leg lifts all year.
     
  11. MaineSucks

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    you'll be fine
     
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    Most of my summer work falls into HIIT category anyway, so I'm thinking I will be OK.
     
  13. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I just started christopher's routine and my main problem is that there doesn't seem to be enough chest/arm work. it's like 4x less exercises than I usually do with those parts. But it's replaced by like 10x more exercises for my legs!
     
  14. Devil

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    could be why it's a base strength building routine and not a beach body workout :hsughno:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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  16. MaineSucks

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    its good you are doing it, bad that you don't understand why you are doing it
     
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    Which type of deadlift is it on day one?

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  18. MaineSucks

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    regular deadlift... the bottom one. top one is a stiff-legged deadlift (SLDL) which primarily a hammy workout - conventional deads are primarily a back workout
     
  19. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    you should never lift like this
     
  20. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Im going to give it a try starting tommorow and see how it goes.

    With a few mods. I heard/read. That goodmornings are bad for you? What does everyone else think?
     
  21. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Oh I understand that benching over 200 and squating 135 is bad. :hs: :hs: :hsd:
    Hopefully in a few months I can be a normal person rather than pencil legs

     
  22. Layman

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    I've been doing a lot of legs for the last year, too, but my first 5x5 squats wrecked me.
     
  23. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Its seriously hard for me to believe that this routine is that hard on your body. I guess I know tommorow.
     
  24. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    it's hard for you to imagine that working up to a 5RM on squats, deads, and bench all on the same day is hard on your body??? :confused:
     
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    5 sets of 5 reps getting heavier each time. How is it hard to imagine that sucking serious balls energy wise.
     
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