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    Wannabebig Member motionman04's Avatar
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    Question about Bill Starr's 5x5

    For those of you who are familiar with the routine, is it common to stall a bit during the 6th week or so? It happend to me today, and I've read in other people's journals that they've also stalled around the 6th week or so. Although its only my bench, its the first time in quite a while that I didn't see any improvement from the previous week. Any comments??

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    Eventually you're going to stall on at least one lift, it's inevitable. Just drop the weight down a little and work your way back up.

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    is it normal to swap lifts in bill starrs program? like if I can't get passed the flat bench, switch to 5x5 decline for a bit?

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    He's not saying that. He's saying drop the weight in your regular bench a little bit from what you're currently doing and work your way back up again. Once you reset you should start making progress again. But stall outs are inevitable on this routine.
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    Switching the exercise or lowering the amount of weight and working through the progression again would work fine I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanbcool View Post
    He's not saying that. He's saying drop the weight in your regular bench a little bit from what you're currently doing and work your way back up again. Once you reset you should start making progress again. But stall outs are inevitable on this routine.
    oh i know, someone had suggested swapping exercises to me earlier.

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    If you swap a lift, please don't refer it to the Bill Starr 5x5 routine anymore.
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    Well, I've overcome that plateau and some. I decided, maybe its time to add more calories to my bulk since I had hit a small rut, and it made quite an impact in the gym.

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