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Velociraptor44
11-11-2017, 07:07 PM
Anyone going this route?

tone
11-11-2017, 07:43 PM
I've been doing 5x5 for a week... GVT the next week... back to 5x5... then GVT.. rinse repeat. I feel I get the best of both worlds like this. Works for me.

Velociraptor44
11-11-2017, 07:52 PM
Interesting

CRAZY DOSER
11-12-2017, 05:54 AM
I don't think that such a short period as a week is capable of fully revealing the potential of this method. I make such cycles much longer. This allows me to plan a tangible result based on the gained experience and to do the hardest possible workouts. I stop 5x5 only when I mentally get tired and can't maintain the required level of concentration.

jramseyrob
11-12-2017, 06:03 AM
Staple of my bench workout for years.

dawg16
11-12-2017, 06:20 AM
Anyone going this route?
My problem is with that program is my old wore out body can't handle the weight for only 5 reps. I'm strong enough to handle it, my body can't . I mainly use 5x12.

sixsix250
11-12-2017, 09:49 AM
My current routine is getting mentally stale. I'm thinking about the 5x5

Vision
11-12-2017, 10:52 AM
I cant man, my heavy load days are out the window, plus I don't respond well to lower reps rangers. I gotta hit 10 minimum (60-85% of my 1rm)..

OfficerFarva
11-12-2017, 11:00 AM
I haven't done it in awhile, I'm with most of what has been posted so far and prefer more volume style lifts. I hate when people ask me what my 1 rep PR is, I don't know and don't give a fuck to know lol.

Vision
11-12-2017, 11:18 AM
I haven't done it in awhile, I'm with most of what has been posted so far and prefer more volume style lifts. I hate when people ask me what my 1 rep PR is, I don't know and don't give a fuck to know lol.

exactly man.. I dont care nor do I know what it is.. I work with a fat boy "perma bulker" and bench is all he talks about.. I want to smack him at times. That's all those fat boys have to go on, is "whats your bench?".. Who cares, and it looks like its doing you well there chublettes!

Montego1
11-12-2017, 11:19 AM
I ran it during my off season before my first show.

Is effective.... I would suggest MadCow 5*5 if you're looking for a more bbing type setup. I switched to that and liked it but it's just boring as fuck.

Nocode8511
11-12-2017, 12:26 PM
After not lifting for about a year this is the program that I chose to start back up with again. Like stated above I have no clue what my 1 rep pr is and I don't care. I started certain lifts with almost no weight. Lol. I wasn't about to kill myself.

REHH
11-12-2017, 06:26 PM
I haven't done it in awhile, I'm with most of what has been posted so far and prefer more volume style lifts. I hate when people ask me what my 1 rep PR is, I don't know and don't give a fuck to know lol.

Lol

REHH
11-12-2017, 06:28 PM
exactly man.. I dont care nor do I know what it is.. I work with a fat boy "perma bulker" and bench is all he talks about.. I want to smack him at times. That's all those fat boys have to go on, is "whats your bench?".. Who cares, and it looks like its doing you well there chublettes!

This too.......lolz. man I have soo many of those guys at my gym...big fat fuckers that heavy bench for an hour straight

Vision
11-12-2017, 06:35 PM
This too.......lolz. man I have soo many of those guys at my gym...big fat fuckers that heavy bench for an hour straight

I swear every gym has those red face Cherry Fat Boys, that always seem to wear a grey sweaty t-shirt, that ride the bench like you said for an hour.. don't get me wrong some of them do toss up some pretty impressive numbers but they look like shit and smell like it too..

Titan5011
11-12-2017, 06:59 PM
5 x 5 bores more as a strength program. But not quite as much as a muscle that looks good but isn't conditioned and tears easier.

High reps are easier, requires less concentration and you don't have to focus on recovery and stretching as much. It's why it's more popular.

I hate having to do curls. It's what mirror fags do.

Fitch
11-16-2017, 10:41 PM
yeah, did 5*5 for a month and felt the leg streighth up with sore

Rajput
11-17-2017, 12:25 AM
5x5 and 5x3 are great to gain strength.
I do it for 6-8 weeks an year. Where I do only the big 3. Workout 3-4 days a week.
Otherwise I workout 6 days a week.


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kit.micail
12-17-2017, 10:09 PM
Yeah, I do 5*5/ week, improve my streighth and the pumps up

ALLEX
12-18-2017, 01:56 AM
It's good for a while. Starts boring me a bit after 2 months or so and I switch things around.

If there's progression, enough rest and good nutrition, things will improve.