Visit 1 Rep Max Clothing - Heavy duty, high quality and stylish gym wear for the hard training athlete. Clothing designed with bodybuilders and weightlifters in mind!

Westide vs Frankies 5x5

Author
BigDirk
New Member
  • Total Posts : 95
  • Reward points: 4462
  • Joined: 2002/07/09 17:06:38
  • Location: USA
  • Status: offline
2004/01/06 01:43:51 (permalink)

Westide vs Frankies 5x5

Ok, as ive stated in previous posts, im looking for a new routine. Ive narrowed it down to either a variation of the Westide, or 5x5. Im a football player and am looking to gain strength strength strength. I wasnt satisfied with my performance this year, and next year its all gonna change. Im 17, 6'2" 210. Bench 215. Squat 300. Dead 300.

What do u think is best for me?

The Westide i like being as you can squat twice a week, however, i dont like some weeks only deadlifting, and other weeks only squatting. i like both each week. Also, i dont have access to much of the equipment they want, such as chains and bands, and box squats are hard to do in my school gym, we dont have much stuff. So, what should i do?

Thanks all
#1

3 Replies Related Threads

    Dano
    Universe Member
    • Total Posts : 352
    • Reward points: 4666
    • Joined: 2002/03/29 17:54:05
    • Location: USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: Westide vs Frankies 5x5 2004/01/06 03:42:07 (permalink)
    I think you should give 5x5 a go for a while because you will definately add strength and some size. I recommend this because you can get used to lifting heavier weights in the 5 rep range and get your connective tissue stronger before you move into singles and lower rep training.

    Both routines are great and i think you should use 5x5 for a while because you will definately not be disapointed with the results. Then after 4-6 months perhaps if you are not making gained still then you could move into more of a westside routine and focus more on your weak areas. But from looking at your lifts i definately think you should start of with 5x5, get those numbers up and that will help you build a tremendous base.
    #2
    ozzy
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 1890
    • Reward points: 9195
    • Joined: 2001/10/21 16:53:51
    • Location: England
    • Status: offline
    RE: Westide vs Frankies 5x5 2004/01/06 16:30:09 (permalink)
    due to limited equipment and the fact that you want to deadlift and squat in the same week i would advise the 5x5.

    The westside routine is very good but focus' on increasing your 1rm's above all else.

    Dano - im sorry but your connective tissue point is irrelavent here as the westside routine has assistance exercises in the 6-8 rep range also, so the connective tissues will develop well on either program IMO.
    #3
    Dano
    Universe Member
    • Total Posts : 352
    • Reward points: 4666
    • Joined: 2002/03/29 17:54:05
    • Location: USA
    • Status: offline
    RE: Westide vs Frankies 5x5 2004/01/06 17:55:13 (permalink)
    I didnt just mean he should do it only because of connective tissue strength but also for safety purposes. Im guessing he hasnt worked with lower reps much so i would advise him to do 5x5 for a while to get used to heavier weights before he starts jumping into max singles.
    #4
    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