EDIT: Frankies program and plateau.

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2005/07/31 02:58:48 (permalink)

EDIT: Frankies program and plateau.

*EDIT* Hey guys. Well, I think the honeymoon is finally over! Hit a wall and wanting to change things up because the past 4 weeks have not yielded any strength gains.

What should I do? What did you do?

I'm stuck mainly on D/B press; 5reps, 5reps, 5reps, 4reps, 2reps (the last set i'm fried!).

Should I introduce some shocks, change things around, eat more, what? Appreciate it lads and please help!!!

I was told this is the problem with a 5x5, or, is this just something that heppens? Do I need to take action or will I get past it? - is it just a slump?

If you could also answer the following that would be a big help also. Cheers *EDIT*

If it is 6-8 reps, why not put it in Frankies routine? ie: rather than 5x5, have 4x6 or 3x8?

Has anyone periodised Franies routine? ie: if I get tired of Frankies, maybe periodising and changing around rep/set ranges would be better than changing programs.

Can Frankies program be periodised you all think or is it purely for a 5x5 strength style training regime?

post edited by capa - 2005/07/31 07:31:49

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    RE: EDIT: Frankies program and plateau. 2005/07/31 10:54:46 (permalink)
    any thing can be periodised, as long as your constantly lifting more weight/reps itll work

    for a quick change if you really are stuck, just change the order of excersises for a couple of weeks
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    RE: EDIT: Frankies program and plateau. 2005/07/31 15:23:51 (permalink)
    Change DB press for a different exercise.
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    RE: EDIT: Frankies program and plateau. 2005/08/01 11:04:53 (permalink)
    Nothing is set in stone. If you are just plateau'd on this exercise then why not try working through different rep ranges or periodisation.

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