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5x5 instead of max effort?

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2003/11/11 12:31:28 (permalink)

5x5 instead of max effort?

does anyone reckon changing the westsides max effort for 5x5 so its less stress on the cns than constantly going to 1rm every week would be beneficial for a natural lifter?? i know its meant to be less of a problem as you max out with different excercises each time but its still a huge strain i imagine, especialy as most of the westside boys are on gear (or so ive heard anyway)it kind of proves max effort twice a week is too much for a natural lifter wots everyone else reckon?
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    veganlifter
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/11 12:38:51 (permalink)
    i was under impression it is pretty much the same thing, max effort and say 3x3 what i'm doing at the moment for many of my main lifts, ie. not to failure but still going to the maximum possible weight for the three reps?
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/11 13:21:24 (permalink)
    5x5 is a good way to go IMO. Only try max singles every 4-6 weeks or so.
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/12 11:04:54 (permalink)
    I think Ill stick to westside and 1RM but I have allways wondered on some articles I read there where it sates where you can do one exercise up to 3 weeks in a row. Maybe do 5x5 one week then 1RM of same exercise next week (or vise versa). Keeping dynamic the same of course.
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/12 11:58:12 (permalink)
    you could try 3x3 as a slightly better compromise?
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/12 19:14:02 (permalink)

    I think its best to change your max effort exercise each week, I have 4 that I rotate each week. I never work up to max singles unless I am testing 1RM. I'll quite often work up to max triples or a 5 rep max. 5x5 and 3x3 is good too, remember westside is much more flexible that most make out. Train how you like within the system of ME days and DE days.
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    RE: 5x5 instead of max effort? 2003/11/12 21:10:56 (permalink)
    quote:
    I think its best to change your max effort exercise each week, I have 4 that I rotate each week.


    yes good idea, just started doing this myself but still working to max singles.
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