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Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ?

I was just wondering if anyone disagrees with 5x5 and its principles ?

If so what are your reasons ?
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    veganlifter
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/11 18:55:04 (permalink)
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    I heard that there was one guy who disagreed, but he changed his mind.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/11 19:55:47 (permalink)
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    I love 5x5 because it has worked for me.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/11 19:59:59 (permalink)
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    best thing ive found, im now on 3x5 after 2 warmups
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/11 20:23:15 (permalink)
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    I'm with Voivod - best routine I've ever tried.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/11 20:51:44 (permalink)
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    It made my back a lot thicker and my arms. I am a hell of a lot more stronger and the poundages have climbed so quick i think i might break records.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 02:50:34 (permalink)
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    i use 4x6, so I can get out of the gym quicker
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 09:28:29 (permalink)
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    Solid principles, alter the set and rep scheme as you see fit
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 12:06:49 (permalink)
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    I certainly like it. It makes me feel superb when I am bulking especially and I have high calories going into my gains. Wipes me out when cutting though.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 16:21:07 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by gazdai

    I'm with Voivod - best routine I've ever tried.

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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 16:58:21 (permalink)
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    I'm using the 5x5 routine, and i've never before made progress like I currently am. I wish I trained like this when I started out.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 17:01:07 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Jazz

    I was just wondering if anyone disagrees with 5x5 and its principles ?

    If so what are your reasons ?



    From my limited experience of 5x5 (6 months) so far so good.

    Do you not agree with it then?? Or is your reason for asking the question because you're thinking of jumping on the bandwagon?
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 17:02:11 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by mb

    I'm using the 5x5 routine, and i've never before made progress like I currently am. I wish I trained like this when I started out.



    How have you progressed in terms of size mb?
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 17:58:08 (permalink)
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    I've gone from 77-78kg to 95kg in 3 months, but I had lost quite a bit of muscle in the past year... so some of it was muscle memory. My arms are almost an inch bigger.

    Deadlifts and Squats have been going up every week too, though Dips didn't increase every week because of my increasing bodyweight.

    What is more, I am enjoying training at this rep range far more than anything else I have done.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 21:51:13 (permalink)
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    I prefer to do 4 exercises at 3x5 rather than 3 exercises at 5x5, i can get this done quicker and it suits me better mentally and stops me missing workouts. No other reason
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 22:19:41 (permalink)
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    Yes 5x5 is an excellent way to train and ive made good progress with it myself in the past but alot of members on the board seem to push it as the only way to train which is not true.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 22:47:19 (permalink)
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    It sounds good & many are having good results, so I'll be giving it a try after I'm done with 7 more weeks of 3x8. After 19 weeks, I'll let everyone know how it worked for me.
    Right now this 3x8 routine is boring because the damn scale hasn't moved in the past 4-5 weeks. [:p] The odd thing about it though is my strength is still going up so I can't really complain. Anyway, I'm sticking to it until I'm ready for the 5x5. I'm crazy eager to start the 5x5.
    I just hope I'm not one of those people who ends up being really strong & not having much mass to show for it. [V]
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 23:02:50 (permalink)
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    Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of it and doing it at the moment. It was just interesting to see if anyone had anything against it.

    My only problem I find is that it is very intense and I often overtrain since I don't eat enough calories or get enough rest (especially with heavy deadlifting). But I'm going to stick with it for the next few weeks.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 23:21:35 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by mb

    I've gone from 77-78kg to 95kg in 3 months, but I had lost quite a bit of muscle in the past year... so some of it was muscle memory. My arms are almost an inch bigger.

    Deadlifts and Squats have been going up every week too, though Dips didn't increase every week because of my increasing bodyweight.

    What is more, I am enjoying training at this rep range far more than anything else I have done.



    Blimey that is FAST progress mate. How much of that 17+Kg is fat do you reckon? Presumably you're diets been spot on too.
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    RE: Does Anyone Not Agree With 5x5 principles ? 2004/02/12 23:24:13 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Jazz

    Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of it and doing it at the moment. It was just interesting to see if anyone had anything against it.

    My only problem I find is that it is very intense and I often overtrain since I don't eat enough calories or get enough rest (especially with heavy deadlifting). But I'm going to stick with it for the next few weeks.



    I know what you mean. What with work, sleep, social life, not burning out can sometimes be tricky. I've been off the weights for a week - had a workout tonight - felt a LOT better than the previous two or three workouts... - must have needed the break.
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