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5x5 program

Postby SpikeHyzer » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:21 pm

Anybody have any experience with a 5x5 program.
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Re: 5x5 program

Postby anubis080 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:58 am

SpikeHyzer wrote:Anybody have any experience with a 5x5 program.


I live by this program
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:18 am

I am going to start a 5x5 tomorrow, focusing mainly on squats, bench press, military press, rows and dead lift. I might throw in some power cleans as well.
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:18 am

SpikeHyzer wrote:I am going to start a 5x5 tomorrow, focusing mainly on squats, bench press, military press, rows and dead lift. I might throw in some power cleans as well.


Sounds like a pretty solid routine! I would throw in abs (using the pike/plank on a yoga ball) and pullups.

I've been doing the 5x5 for a little over a year now and have seen huge gains. Bench has gone up about 75lbs, deadlift is up over 100lbs. Can't do squats, because it keeps effing up my shin; which I need to get mri'ed.
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Postby Like_Water » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:18 pm

SpikeHyzer wrote:I am going to start a 5x5 tomorrow, focusing mainly on squats, bench press, military press, rows and dead lift. I might throw in some power cleans as well.


Power cleans for sure.

Overhead squats and pull ups too.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:42 am

Set a new personal best today for squat and deadlift. Squatted 315 for a 5x5 today and deadlifted 315 for a 1x5. Now, it's all about hitting the 400 mark.
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Postby anubis080 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:08 am

SpikeHyzer wrote:Set a new personal best today for squat and deadlift. Squatted 315 for a 5x5 today and deadlifted 315 for a 1x5. Now, it's all about hitting the 400 mark.


Very nice :) I always love it when I hit another 45lb plate on each side hehe. "How many plates are on each side?!?" lulz
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Postby AO » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:44 am

Just finished my 47th week working out. Did 24 weeks of Max 10 and 23 of Cross Fit. Never missing more then 2 days out of the week. Cross Fit is much better and way more diverse in my opinion. I also think my body has adjusted to the strength gain and I've stopped grip locking when I play dg.
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:29 pm

AO wrote:Just finished my 47th week working out. Did 24 weeks of Max 10 and 23 of Cross Fit. Never missing more then 2 days out of the week. Cross Fit is much better and way more diverse in my opinion. I also think my body has adjusted to the strength gain and I've stopped grip locking when I play dg.


Very nice! That takes a lot of determination. Was it all workout that made your gains, or did you change your diet/intake as well?

I am having struggles with eating right now. I can't seem to stop haha. On the bright side of things, I did hit the mark of benching 400 lbs by the end of the year!
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Postby AO » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:14 pm

I've always eaten pretty healthy but every once in awhile I eat wings or pizza. I focus mainly on eating fruits, vegetables and meats. I still drink plenty of coffee and beer and probably won't stop. I plan to keep going throughout the winter and will probably slow down to two or three times a week once the season starts. Maybe get back to running once the weather gets better.
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Postby The Donator » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:52 pm

Is that the paleolithic/caveman diet with very few cheat meals, and no pasta or anything? If so, that's a super-tough lifestyle change.
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Postby AO » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:10 pm

I don't follow a diet but if limit your flours and sugars you will cut weight fast. I still eat pastas and some breads but try hard to not intake much sugar. I also have cut back in milk.
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Postby anubis080 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:01 am

AO wrote:I don't follow a diet but if limit your flours and sugars you will cut weight fast. I still eat pastas and some breads but try hard to not intake much sugar. I also have cut back in milk.


I couldn't agree with you more. Cutting out starchy foods makes a huge difference. When I actually diet, I go for whole wheat if intaking carbs, and leave that for after a big workout. Only problem with cutting out the starches and sugars is less energy, but thats what the coffee is for! lol
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Postby AO » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:14 pm

The hardest part for me has been a midday crash. Around 2pm I am spent so I started going to bed a little earlier and also been eating more small snacks throughout the day. Mostly fruit and trail mix.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:24 pm

Get yourself some all natural peanut butter(some celery too). Good source of protein and fiber as well as a quick pick me up for some energy in the afternoon.

On a side note, I am sneaking closer to the 400 mark for squat and deadlift. Last set of squats this morning was 385 and the dead was 365. Hoping to hit the 400 mark on at least the squats by the end of the month. The deadlift might make it there too.
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