Sponsored by: Discount Supplements - For an extra 6% off Absolutely Everything - use code: SEPT6

3x3 or 5x5's???

Author
pugboysi
Senior Member
  • Total Posts : 196
  • Reward points: 8202
  • Joined: 2003/01/22 19:38:56
  • Location: Hull
  • Status: offline
2004/01/16 18:08:14 (permalink)

3x3 or 5x5's???

im getting confused with all this 5x5 stuff.
which exercises should i do them for and also which exercises are 3x3 good for???
im sure this will help a lot of confused people out there.
si
#1

5 Replies Related Threads

    Dano
    Universe Member
    • Total Posts : 352
    • Reward points: 4666
    • Joined: 2002/03/29 17:54:05
    • Location: USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: 3x3 or 5x5's??? 2004/01/16 20:25:20 (permalink)
    start with 5x5 before doing 3x3. If you've never tried 5x5 then do it before 3x3 to get used to heavier weights and plus you will alot of gains and when they slow down you could try swapping to a 3x3.
    #2
    Big-AL
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 2134
    • Reward points: 7229
    • Joined: 2002/02/02 16:16:09
    • Location: Ashford, Kent.
    • Status: offline
    RE: 3x3 or 5x5's??? 2004/01/17 08:32:26 (permalink)
    Have a look at Frankies 5x5 routine for and example of application.

    AL
    #3
    pugboysi
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 196
    • Reward points: 8202
    • Joined: 2003/01/22 19:38:56
    • Location: Hull
    • Status: offline
    RE: 3x3 or 5x5's??? 2004/01/17 15:22:57 (permalink)
    i have been doing 5x5 for all exercises for about 2 months, i have increased the weight im pushing about 20lbs.
    do u think 3x3 for a couple of months and then go back to the 5x5??
    #4
    Frankie NY
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 497
    • Reward points: 3660
    • Joined: 2003/08/14 16:36:15
    • Location: New York (Queens) USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: 3x3 or 5x5's??? 2004/01/17 16:06:33 (permalink)
    pugboysi:

    You want to do 5x5 for 6-9 months before moving to 3x3. You need to strengthen your tendons, ligaments, and joints to a level that can withstand lifting heavy, 3 rep weights without the risk of injury.
    #5
    pugboysi
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 196
    • Reward points: 8202
    • Joined: 2003/01/22 19:38:56
    • Location: Hull
    • Status: offline
    RE: 3x3 or 5x5's??? 2004/01/17 16:12:02 (permalink)
    thanks, i will keep on with the 5x5's. your post is appreciated frankie.
    si
    #6
    Jump to:
    ©2017 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited. (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | contact us | supported by)
    © 2017 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5