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Re: Bill Starr's 5 x 5 program... Variation per Madcow2 (thanx) So here it is! K up n
For some variation, what would benefit me the most after these 10 weeks? (Im on Week 7 starting today) I would like to go to a regular split for a few weeks and then hit this routine up again. but what do you suggest? I miss upright rows, leg extentions, and other basic things. What place do these, and other lifts have as far as incorporating / cycling these with the 5x5 routine?Madcow2 said:If you working weight (not 1RM) is going to be > 2x bodyweight during the volume phase then 3x5 will likely put less strain on the system. The DL is very taxing and with the abundance of squating for very strong trainees may prove detrimental. I believe it's been mentioned before (Animalmass has it in there I believe on page 1) but I didn't make a big point of it in my own posts. There is no alteration for the intensity phase. This 3x5 adjustment may or may not matter to a given individual but the stronger a lifter is the more taxing and DL becomes on the CNS which is one of the reasons why Westside used to try to avoid it like the plague as their elite lifters hoist some major tonnage and can burn themselves out easily if training it consistently (another reason why I don't understand them not using olympic lifts or more dynamic pulling variants).