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Exercises to do in addition to the 5x5

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by tomrichugpeltho, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. tomrichugpeltho

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    You should do exercises with a specific goal in mind, not just to become fatigued or because you have more time. Not being strained or tired is a good thing. That said, look up mobility, activation exercises, and active recovery.
     
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    That's good advice. One should never gauge a strength program on lack of fatigue and soreness. If your numbers are increasing and your goals are in reach, leave it be.
     
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    Do some conditioning.
     
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    More reps with the fork and take a nap.
     
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    edco76 huh? Platinum Member

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    Throw in some cardio. I had the same concerns when I started a 5x5 routine. Just always felt like I had plenty left.................At first.

    If you are adding weight to the bar just be patient. It wont be long till you will be dragging your ass out of the gym.
     
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    Romanian deadlifts
     
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    None, at most some conditioning work and/or practice technique. This may be hard to understand, but you'll know when the time comes that you need X or Y exercise to fix a muscle weakness/balance issues or for hypertrophy etc etc.

    Basically, if you have to ask you most likely just need to work on the core lifts.

    EDIT: Curls? Really? Read the FAQ.
     
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    Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Don't worry about accessory work. Just add weight to the bar as prescribed and in time you will wish you never created this thread.

    Some conditioning or recovery work could be beneficial, dependent upon your goals.
     
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    Just make sure you stretch and recover when you're done, and maybe add some explosive calisthenics (bodyweight exercises) when you're finished your lifts. It's going to be very challenging after your first set, but will definitely help in the long run! Once you get to the heavier weights though, you might want to skip on these bodyweight exercises because you are going to be burnt out!
     

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