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Urgent New to madcow 5x5 Please answer before 5.30 if possible

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Urgent New to madcow 5x5 Please answer before 5.30 if possible

I’m about to start the Madcow linear variation of Bill Starr’s 5x5. I just want to make sure I’m doing this correctly as the weights look to low for the squat and bench. I’ve left out the other exercises for now

Session 1

Squat 55 65 75 85 95
Bench 55 65 75 85 95

Session 2

Squat 55 65 75 75
Deadlift

Session 3
Squat 55 65 75 85 97.5 75
Bench 55 65 75 85 97.5 75


The weights look to low for the first 4 sets on the training days. I’d say my 5 rep max for squat and bench is around 105 but I’ve reduced itas recommended in Madcows write up. Apparently it should take 4 weeks to reach my current 5 rep max.

I just want to confirm I’ve worked it out correctly as it looks like I may almost be going through the motions at for a while, which is something I’m not used to doing in my workouts.

Cheers
post edited by B80 - 2008/05/16 16:17:34
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    RE: Urgent New to madcow 5x5 Please answer before 5.30 if possible 2008/05/16 16:58:27 (permalink)
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    The first 4 are just warmup sets aren't they?
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