bill starr's 5x5 and proper rest

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  1. andrewbc

    andrewbc Purple Belt

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    hey guys i searched the forum to find an answer to my question but didn't find anything helpful so if anyone here has some advice for me it is greatly appreciated.

    i want to start bill starr's 5x5 training and he specifically says to do no more or no less than what is in his lifting program to achieve the best results. is my MMA training going to interfere with getting results from his plan? my coach likes to do a lot of body weight exercises like burpees, pushups, prisoner squats etc i'm concerned about over training and not getting enough rest if i do both the programs at the same time.

    thanks for your help guys!
     
  2. sanyo89

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    well I've been doing the 5x5 since Oct. 2007 (I know I'm doing it too long, but it's still working for me). I usually add two or three other exercises that I want to do on the lifting days and then run & do bw exercises on the off days or play some basketball. Overall I feel like you can do more than what it specifically says, but this is just me.
    Bottom line: Do your training
     
  3. immovablestone

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    Eat a lot, and get enough sleep, and you'll be fine.
     
  4. Chaseg1520

    Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    plus, "best results" doesn't mean it has to be that way in order to get any results...
     
  5. doomburrito

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    Bill's obviously stroking himself a bit when he says that any modification will render it less effective. Just do what you're doing, and as said before, eat and rest a lot. You'll be just fine.
     
  6. Chaseg1520

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    *hates burrito for putting pictures in mind of Bill stroking it*

    hmmm...
     
  7. cmburns

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    I disagree. Some people are not conditioned enough to do this program while training MMA. It even says in starting strength that they modify the program depending if they're on off season or how much training they're doing in their sport.

    I had make my routine a 2 day split when I started to do muay thai seriously. It was definately interfering with my training.
     
  8. blakethemus

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    What is this?
    Do you bend over and grab your ankles?
     
  9. No Quarter

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    I added other plyo exercises to my 5 x 5 routine and I have not experienced any negative side effects.

    Eat well, supplement, and rest.
     

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