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16.09.2014

Stronglifts 5x5 home gym,at home fitness equipment,exercise treadmill stress test interpretation guide - Easy Way

This is definitely something I want to experiment with in the future… but not quite yet.
Since one of the requirements of my next experiment, Carb Back-Loading, requires resistance training multiple times per week I needed to find something else.
Now my typical weight-training regimen is to go into the gym and do some squats, deadlifts, bench-presses, and lat-pulldowns.  I haven’t been diligent about keeping track of what weights I’ve been using, and because of this I think I’ve been stuck at the same weights for quite a while. It is a program popularized by coach and trainer Mehdi.  The main idea behind this is that in order to build strength you have to lift heavy. The program itself is actually very simple, which is why I like it.  It only requires 3 days a week, and involves a total of 5 different workouts. Now there’s one last part.  At the start of every new workout session, you progressively increase the weight of each exercise by 5 lbs. He recommends that people start at the recommended weights above, which may seem light to a lot of people, in order for people to practice their form and experience the positive feedback of successfully adding more weight each time.
There were a few things that stuck out to me that only made sense when I read over his free e-book (which I highly recommend).  The first being the amount of squats… I couldn’t believe it was used so often!  Apparently it’s the foundation of this program because of how effective it is in engaging the entire body.


The second thing I noticed was that deadlifts were only 1×5 (1 set of 5 reps), which is because your legs will be dead over the course of the week from all the squats.
Here are some free videos Mehdi put up on youtube showing how he goes through each workout… and as you can see, each session only takes around 30 minutes!
There’s even a handy dandy free iPhone App that’s available that makes tracking and recording progress very easy.  It tells you what exercises to do, how much weight to lift (it automatically calculates the progression), and how much rest to take in between sets. This pretty much removes any chance for error AND serves as a convenient way to keep track of your weights! With the simplicity and efficiency of the program coupled with the idiot proof free Iphone App, this was a program that I had to try out.
I didn’t start off at his recommended weights because I have enough weight training experience to know how to do things with proper form AND because Carb Back-Loading requires hard weight-training to stimulate the proper changes in the body… and lifting 45 lbs for me wasn’t going to cut it. The BJJ Cavewife remarked recently that We are fortunate in that we’ve had great coaching in the past so are very comfortable with our form while working out.
What I find difficult, is that after you’ve been at it a while, you are essentially going to failure every single exercise.


Also, I found the squats just crushed me – I could barely stay on my bike to ride home. I love Mehdi’s Workout A and B videos, and also love that he pushes drug-free lifting. I think if you are going to do 5×5, plan for some alternate cycles, and also through in some de-load weeks sometimes. The information provided in this site, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.



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