Madcow's 5x5

  • UFJocknerd

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    Nov 25, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    I'm just starting this routine hoping to make some strength gains. Anyone have experience with it?
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    Nov 25, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    Yup, it definitely helps you gain strength. I had some muscle mass gain as well.
  • adidas0783

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    Apr 07, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Hey, so direct me here...I need to start this exercise plan. I need to make some gains, ect.

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    Apr 07, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    I really like this program a lot and I have run it once a year for the past 2 years, each time I saw a pretty dramatic increase in strength. The first time I did it my squat and deadlift went up by about 40 pounds each and my bench went up by about 25. Sadly the second time didn't see such great leaps but diminishing returns blah blah. If you stick to it until you really stop seeing gains you will be pleased with how much strength you gain.

    I also noticed my chest and legs getting noticeably larger, but the strength was really what I was after. Good luck with it.
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    Apr 07, 2009 9:54 AM GMT
    Just a piece of history. Arnold Schwarzenegger believed that working bench, deads and squats in a low rep range produced good, dense muscle. He did 5 X 5 for these exercises. Being stuck in the past and unable to change that's still how I do the squats and deads.icon_smile.gif