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5x5

RyanF

Member
SL is a pretty good, well-constructed program. Sticking with it for a solid 12+ weeks (and dropping the volume from 5x5 to 3x5 when the time comes) and eating properly will definitely yield some good results.
 

RyanF

Member
somebody explain to me how 5x5 works thanks..

i keep hearing people talk of it ..
Is this serious?

You take an exercise, and you do it for 5 sets of 5 reps. If you get all your reps, you add more weight next time. Accumulates a decent amount of volume (25 working reps) at a relatively high load. Builds strength and mass (obviously when combined with food), but once you get to the point where you have to rest 5min between sets just to get the next set of 5 out, there obviously isn't much room for assistance or accessory exercises to polish things off unless you have the capacity to train as a fulltime job, so 5x5 routines are usually focused on strength more than bodybuilding.
 

KungFooGoo

Gangster
KungFooGoo thinks you should try something else.... Every other week you'll only do 25 working reps a week in OHP, Bench, or BOR. KungFooGoo would pick the Ausbb Beginner program over 5 x 5, plus Mehdi is a faggot.
 
KungFooGoo thinks you should try something else.... Every other week you'll only do 25 working reps a week in OHP, Bench, or BOR. KungFooGoo would pick the Ausbb Beginner program over 5 x 5, plus Mehdi is a faggot.
Goo's still on fire
 

0ni

Registered Rustler
SL screams plagiarism.. it's just SS with 2 extra sets. If your lifts are intermediate do madcows/bill stars

Yeah stronglifts isn't even that though, it's a legit program just renamed stronglifts. Medhi just sticks up some basic "how to squat" info, puts a load of bill starr / pendlay routines and renames them "stronglifts" (he actually admits to them being renamed starr routines) then makes a load of money from this piracy from hosting referrals

BTW, on topic now. A lot of people say that 5x5 doesn't do too much for their bench press or deadlift but wonders for their squat so just take that into consideration
 

PowerBuilder

New member
Bill Starr knew his trade. He was the Strength Coach to the Baltimore Colts when they won the Superbowl in 1970? the strength coach at a whole list of US universities including Hawaii, Maryland, John Hopkins etc.

A US Olympic Weightlifting Champion, & national record holder in Powerlifting & Olympic lifting. Starr was also editor if Strength & Health mag, international weightliftimg championships coach...and a damn good author.
 

RyanF

Member
If it's plagiarised from Starr and Pendlay, then the logical position for the trainee is to assess the program's merit (not Mehdi's merit) on Starr and Pendlay. I don't get the "it's plagiarised from good programs, therefore it's a crap program" mentality a lot of people have.
 

0ni

Registered Rustler
If it's plagiarised from Starr and Pendlay, then the logical position for the trainee is to assess the program's merit (not Mehdi's merit) on Starr and Pendlay. I don't get the "it's plagiarised from good programs, therefore it's a crap program" mentality a lot of people have.

People are stupid and illogical, life becomes a lot easier when you figure this out lol
 

Brick

Well-known member
Mehdi is a euro trash wanker who got rich on the internet. Starr and Ripptoe are accomplished athletes who moved into coaching. You decide who's programme you want to follow.
 

PowerBuilder

New member
If it's plagiarised from Starr and Pendlay, then the logical position for the trainee is to assess the program's merit (not Mehdi's merit) on Starr and Pendlay. I don't get the "it's plagiarised from good programs, therefore it's a crap program" mentality a lot of people have.

Bill was right back in the '70s.

I think it's true to say that people are logically illogical. A program doesn't become bad because it was taken from a 'bad' source.
 
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