I've been using homemade routine for about 6 months now so I wanted to give Bill Starr's a try (Madcow Intermediate or Linear Version)
I plugged my numbers in and this is what my routine looks like:
Is that what it should look like or am I missing anything?
I just have a few questions that I couldn't find so I hope you guys don't mind.
It seems like there are big jumps from one set to another set, first starting at low weights then working myself up. It looks like the last set of 5, is what needs effort and other previous 4 sets look like simple warm up. It it supposed to be like this to prevent overtraining?
Let's say I get stuck on week 4 for monday's bench, do I go back to the previous week and work myself up again? Howis that going to affect friday's bench since it calls for increasing my top set of 5 from monday's by 2.5% and go for 1x3. Do I use last week's number for that too?
Are assistance exercises optional? If not, how should they be performed in terms of weights. Do I keep numbers the same throughout the whole sets?
If I don't have access to weighted dips, can it be substituted with close grip bench press?
I would like to add pull ups to the routine, is it possible?