What do you think of this routine?

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  1. Casino

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    My friend found this routine on another forum. We started it today, but the workout is pretty short and we feel like we should be doing more. But the website he got it from said it works great for starting out and getting stronger and bigger quickly. You do as much weight as you can for the amount of sets.

    Workout A
    3x5 Squat
    3x5 Bench Press
    1x5 Deadlift

    Workout B
    3x5 Squat
    3x5 Standing military press
    3x5 Power cleans

    We do it 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Every week we switch it up.

    For example,
    Week 1:
    Monday: Workout A
    Wednesday: Workout B
    Friday: Workout A

    Week 2:
    Monday: Workout B
    Wednesday: Workout A
    Friday: Workout B

    Etc
     
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    This is the Rippetoe strength building routine.

    Supposidly good for begginers.
     
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    it's a great routine for building strength......Mark Ripptoe knows his shit...
     
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    christophers laying it down.....well put bro...
     
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    yeah that routine is great for building overall body strenght.
     
  8. Casino

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    I do as much weight as I can so I can get no more then 5 reps. The website my friend got it from said use the same weight for every set, but it's hard to do the same weight everytime and get a max of 5. Sometimes towards the end I can barely get 3 reps because I'm tired from the previous sets.
     
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    i have just finished a similary routine which i got from madcow from another forum..its a 5*5 program...the linear progression worked real well for me strength wise as the only PR targets i missed were on my last two weeks of the bench press out of a 15 week program...so give or take a few my strength increase was about 20% over that time...

    now as far as mass goes i only put on about a few kilos... 2kg at most....bf stayed the same too. but i needed more strength urgently so i wasnt to bothered.

    i would also like to point out that on the version i used you have to ramp up the weight on all 5 sets which is working towards the 5th set to be the heaviest as opposed to the same weight for all 5 sets.....dunno if your mate misread his version or if is done that way.
     
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    whats you're primary goal, strength or size?

    if is strength, its a great program from everything I've read. IF you're looking for for a size (BB) routine, the sticky at the top is good
     
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    When it says 5x5, you do 5 sets of 5 reps with progressively higher weight so that you should be failing to do another rep on the last set. Strive to add a few pounds to your 5rm weekly.

    When it says 1x5, it means do 5 straight sets of 5 reps with the same weight.
     
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    wtf 1x5 means 1 set of 5 reps and thats that.

    oh and for the routine you need need a few warm up sets. Rippetoes book Starting Strength might be really helpful.
     
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    5x5 = same weight
    1x5 = work up to a 5rm or someothing close to it
     
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    On the advanced bill starr its worded that way, but the ripptoe program has it as I've written.
     
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  16. Casino

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    I'm looking for strength and size, but if i had to choose one, its strength

    Is it OK to do cardio with that workout on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do abs monday, wednesday and friday at the end of the workouts, and take the weekends off, or should I be doing something on the weekend?
     
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    than that program looks fine for you're goals.

    leave the weekends. give you're body a chance to rest. maybe some cardio if you want to burn a few extra cals, but thats it
     
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    What do you think of this one?

    Monday

    Bench press 1x12, 10, 10
    Incline press 1x12, 10, 10
    Military press 1x12, 10, 10
    Side-raise 3x12
    Tricep ext 3x12
    Kickback 3x12


    Tuesday

    Pull down 1x12, 10, 10
    Seated Row 1x12, 10, 10
    Bent-over-raise 1x12, 10, 10
    Shrugs 3x12
    Barbell Curl 3x12
    DB Curl 3x12


    Wednesday

    Take a day off. Eat plenty and sleep.

    Thursday

    Squat 1x12, 10, 10
    Lunges 3x12
    Stiff-Legged Dead lift 3x12
    Leg Curl 3x12
    Calf-raise 5x12


    Friday

    Start rotation over. Workout Saturday if you feel like it. If not, wait till Monday for another workout.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    stick with your original post
     
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