Re: Bill Starr's 5 x 5 program... Variation per Madcow2 (thanx) So here it is! K up n
I have just started this program but I have 3 burning questions which I hope you can help me with.
1) On the spreadsheets I have seen of this program, there is no reference to chins/pull ups on a Wednesday but in many of the threads I have read on this subject, people often mention doing the chins/pull ups on a Wed. Which way is correct?
Do the chins on Wednesday. You dont NEED to do them but if you want do them on wednesday after everything else.
2) I really want to improve my Bench PR (My current PR is 110kg). With this in mind, would it be better for me to do incline bench press on a Wednesday instead of Military press?
My bench went up even tho i did military press instead of incline. For some reason I dont like the idea of chest 3x a week and absolutely no shoulders.
3) If I chose to do incline instead of military, what effect, if any, do you think this would have on my shoulder strength/conditioning?
Thats all depends on each person, but I would think that your shoulders wouldnt get any stronger. Maybe even weaker. I would try to keep the military in 1x a week on wednesdays. Its only 4 sets anyway
Many thanks for any help.