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Just finished 5x5

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by mike p, May 30, 2008.

  1. mike p

    mike p Blue Belt

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    I've been training for a few years now, but this is the first time I followed such a guided approach to strength training. I gotta say, I loved it.

    Now that I'm done I need some advice.

    I'd like to do a two day split this time around so I can focus more on Boxing and Jiu-Jitsu, but how long should I wait before I begin, and should I recalculate all of my max lifts or just go with something similar to where I left off?

    I don't like the idea of going through the 10x10 as Bill Starr suggests (and I like to do my homework during the rest periods of the 5x5 anyway :redface:) What would you guys recommend?
     
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    I have neve seen Bill Starr advocate 10x10, is there a recent article on that?
     
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    Thank you sir, I will take a look at it.
     
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    If you liked the 5x5 strength training forum then you should check out Brad Gillingham's DVD. They should be selling that video over on the Jackals Gym website (that's his brother's site.) Brad's insanely strong; he's a world powerlifting champion and pro strongman competitor, his brother's a World's Strongest Man competitor, his other brother is a grip strength specialist who's set all kinds of records and his dad's Gale Gillingham of NFL fame. Brad's put together a great 5x5 squat and deadlift program.

    Stay Strong,
    Sean Katterle
    Watch the complete Bench Monster movie online at Hardcore Powerlifting
     
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    The principle seems similar to the T3.
     
  8. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    You can do EDT as well to increase your work capacity
     
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    Thanks guys. BabyPhenom, what is EDT?
     
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    I hear mixed reviews on Alwyn Cosgrove.. What do you guys thiink of that Two Day Article?
     
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    im looking at Bill Star's 5x5, and if i try that, will i be able to run or do other conditioning, because that is a lot of squatting?
     
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    can you run while doing the 5x5 or are the squats too much

    sorry, my pc was being weird and did not show that my 1st post had been made
     
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    depends on when you lift i guess. if i do a morning lift, ill do conditioning at night. most of the time i lift at night, so i lay off on conditioning until the next day... really its how you feel, even with the 5x5 you shouldnt get that sore.

    i think you'll know sprints/conditioning arent going to work just by doing a light jog. and stretch good after your run
     
  14. Mark Limbaga

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    escalating density training
     
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    Thanks, and sorry for all the questions. As far as strength training goes, I'm new to taking a serious approach. Until recently my lifting was pretty much random and sporadic.

    As I said before, I'm looking for a good two day a week program. From what I've read however, it seems like EDT is more for muscle volume rather than strength. Am I wrong? Regardless, would you mind pointing me in the direction of a good EDT routine?
     
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    EDT increases your work capacity, which will have a dirrect effect on your strength as well.

    I trained a client of mine and he gained 35 lbs in his 5rm for the squat using EDT

    as for the routine, understand the concept, use the exercises in the 2 day split in the FAQ and you'll be fine
     
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    What the fuck.
     
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