Can the 5x5 be done for months and get me bigger ??
Hello first time poster here :) :) Trying to get me bulked up and not be skinny any more, and I seem to be stalled on doing so.
I am 34yrs old, and got seriously back into weight lifting this Spring. I am 5'10 was 165lbs in spring now closer to 180lbs.
This is the routine I have been following all Summer;
DAY 1 � PULL
Deadlifts or Power Cleans
Barbell Rows, Dumbbell Rows, or Wide Grip Chins
Barbell Curls, Close Grip Underhand Chins, or Hammer Curls
DAY 2 � PUSH
Incline or Flat Barbell or Dumbbell Bench Press
Barbell or Dumbbell Shoulder Presses
Tricep Dips or Close Grip Bench Press
DAY 3 � LEGS
Front or Back Squats
Barbell or Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts
Calf Raises (3x12) - only if a seriously lagging bodypart
Weighted Crunches or Weighted Hanging Leg Raises (3x12)
I have been doing this whole routine in a 5x5 format for every exercise the last 3-4months, and I did get a little bigger, but not the t-shirt busting arms I thought, and my chest and shoulders did get little bigger but not night and day different.
Should I now be doing a different routine to really get some gunz on my arms, maybe a little higher reps not 5 but move to like 7-8 ??