critique my routine please

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  1. sneaker pimp

    sneaker pimp White Belt

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    I just finished 10 weeks of bill starr's 5x5, made good gains but began to stall. I took 2 weeks off and now I'm thinking of doing something like this. Feedback appreciated.

    Week 1

    monday: deadlift-6x10 / bench press-6x10

    tuesday: off

    wednesday: squat-6x10 / sohp-10x10 / pullups-6x10

    thursday: off

    friday: deadlift-10x10 / bench press-10x10

    sat. & sun.: off


    Week 2

    monday: sohp-6x10 / squat-10x10 / pullups-6x10

    tuesday: off

    wednesday: deadlift-6x10 / bench press-6x10

    thurs: off

    friday: squat-6x10 / sohp-10x10 / pullups-6x10


    then on week 3 it rotates back to week 1
     
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    I'm thinking of doing this for about 6-8 weeks.
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    Also I'm gonna throw in some ab & calf work. I made some ab wheels (like on ross boxing), I'll prolly do those every training day. As far as calf work, how often should i work them without overtraining? Thanks.
     
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    Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    So Friday week 1 you'll do a hundred reps of deadlift followed by a hundred reps of bench?

    Sounds like a lot of volume to me.
     
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    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    So you're doing everything with sets of 10 reps? Why?
     
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    10 fingers, 10 toes, 10 reps fo sho.
     
  8. sneaker pimp

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    I was kinda worried about that too. I figured if i keep the weight low(about 50% of my 1rm) and eat good, I'll be alright.
     
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    It's basically a GVT routine. I just threw in the 6x10's to add some variety, plus i thought it might add to the strength benefit (obviously i would use heavier weight on the 6x10's)
     
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    ahab I hear what your saying, and I already have. I guess there's only one way to know if it works for me, right?
     
  12. ahab

    ahab Eater of small villages.

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    Good luck. :icon_neut

    Don't die.

    Tell us how it goes.
     
  13. sneaker pimp

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    alright bruddah. I'll prolly start a log.:icon_chee:icon_chee
     
  14. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    Thanks for the link ahab, but why would you choose to do a GVT routine unless you're looking mainly to gain mass? If your #1 priority is gaining strength why are you doing this routine?

     
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    your logic is undeniable
     
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    green, I am looking to gain some mass, but mainly im chosing to do this because I plateaued on the 5x5.
     
  17. Chaseg1520

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    here is your mass sir,

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  18. ahab

    ahab Eater of small villages.

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    He wants to increase his cross sectional area for greater strength.

    Its a valid way to increase strength....
     
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    Maybe it's a valid way but I still don't understand how it would be the most efficient way and why he would not focus on a different routine such as a basic push/pull/squat with lower reps and more sets... hence the reason why I was asking.
     
  20. I may do some GVT between my Ross program and if/when I start the Westside program. It sounds fucking grueling though.
     

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