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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Routine question

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to hear your thoughts on this routine
    as a newbie, my goal is to gain strength

    The routine is divided into A and B days which alternate , day off in between workouts


    Day 1 :

    Bench 5x5 ( first four sets I do as follows ( 50% of max, 60% ,65% , 75% and the fifth is maximum)
    Power Shrugs 5x5( same principle)
    push press ( same principle)
    body row ( same principle)
    inc dumbell fly ( 3x8)
    bicep curls 3x8
    skull crusher 3x8

    B
    Deadlift (same principle)
    Squat (same principle)


    on each workout I try to add 5lb to each exercise
    any advices? or does it look ok?
    THANKS

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    Have you done 5x5 routines like bill starr's? Seems like an awful lot of volume on A day, and too much use of 5x5 with those lifts, then B day I wouldn't squat and deadlift the same day, at least not a regular back squat and a regular deadlift. I think this routine could be improved, or you could stick to something more standard then modify it, this one doesn't completely make sense to me. Personally I utilize a lot of 5x5, but my training rotates, it takes me over a month to get through my rotation in it's entirety. but there are similar days throughout, but that's more complicated than you even need to get right now.

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    Personally, i dont think thats a lot ov work, but i do think that with only 2 rest days between exercises you'll burn out pretty quick. I'd go day A, then Day B, then TWO days off, then repeat. Thats 3 rest days for each movement. Perfect (its actually how i train). And on the more hypertrophy-specific stuff like arms/rows/pecs i think you might be better served by doing 5 sets ov 8 reps, not 5. You do need to build some size to build strength, ultimately.

    I do a 5x5 adding 5lbs a session, but again, my 5x5 day is every 4 days, not every 3. It never ceases to amaze me just how far one can go on a program so simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I would recommend you do 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler.
    I agree. Do something that is established and proven to work. Once you master that and hit a wall then try to create something to your needs.
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    thanks!!!!!!

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