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5X5 Squating?????

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by BBBrawl07, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. BBBrawl07 White Belt

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    I have heard alot of good response to this program around here. I was just wondering when you guys personalize this program, do you keep all 3 days w/ squat in it. If so you never rundown on that???? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Im just curious about the idea behind this. Thanks guys
     
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    I don't because in addition to lifting I train at a dojo. Ain't gonna happen.
     
  3. w0cyru01 Purple Belt

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    I only squat twice a week due to training bag class 3 days a week, soccer + running
     
  4. RollinDownRodeo Blue Belt

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    What exercises are you doing on each day? Are you doing 5 heavy sets across on the squats each day? If you are getting rundown it may make sense to use that 2nd day as a light squat day especially if you are DL'ing on that day or maybe even substitute the DL for the squat.
     
  5. Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I do the 5x5 as posted in the FAQ (the eclipse version), except that I drop the sets down to 4. The second squat day is at 75% as well, so that helps.

    I'm also doing fight training every night in the gym. I think I manage not to overtrain because my squat is still pretty lame and as such not as taxing as the guys who hit heavier weights. That said, I have been feeling kind of shitty lately...but I think its just a cold. Oh no you've got me paranoid.
     
  6. BBBrawl07 White Belt

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    So if I'm not training at the moment 3 squat days should be fine?
     
  7. Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Yes
     
  8. christ0ph Orange Belt

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    I would suggest a medium day, a light day (probably the day you DL) and a heavy day.
     
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    Not only is it fine, but it will make you a man.
     
  10. BBBrawl07 White Belt

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    alright thanks guys ill give it a shot
     
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    ^ thats what they reccomend, and what I did and it works great.
     

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