Stronglifts.com 5x5 workout. What are your thoughts on it.

  • jwelbo00

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    Jul 31, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    A friend suggested this to me; since I am starting to work out again. I just wanted some of your thought on it from the seasoned and the inexperienced whether or not you have tried it.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    I've never tried it because I'd get bored of it in about a week. It seems like a good routine for building strength though.
  • d694485

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    I did this for a few months somewhat inconsistently (stressful college schedule). I think it shows a lot of promise and I think I would've made a lot better gains if I could eat and workout more consistently. My legs are definitely bigger from squatting and stronger for sure. I haven't been doing so well overall on upper body though, but that may be because i'm not very consistent, and I suspect my form is lacking.

    But give it a try! I think it's totally worth it.
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    I didn't download the workout but it looks like a simple linear progression workout plan. They're great if you're looking to build strength. If this costs money, I'd recommend pulling a free program off the internet. I like this one: http://whole9life.com/the-603-ptp/ but there are lots of them. The key is to increase your calorie load while you're doing it though. I doubled my food intake when doing linear progression for four weeks. Added twenty pounds of mass and then cut (leaned out) again over four weeks to wind up about 15lbs heavier. It added a lot to my lifts and I was pretty happy with it.

    You say you're just starting out though. If that's true, I'm not sure this is what you're after. It all depends on your fitness goals and how proficient you are at the lifts. Even though you're just doing squat, deadlift and press, you'll want to do it with good form since you're adding weight each workout.
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    I've never tried it but I've only heard good things about it. It's a classic for building strength and mass for beginners. I say it's a good plan. Just read the book and follow it closely and you can't go wrong.