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5x5 Frankie NY's Routine Worth a Try?


#1

This is a routine for those who want to add mass. workouts 3 times a week mon, wed, fri

it was written by frankie ny, owner of a gym in New York who trained a lot of natural atheltes and bodybuilders

DAY 1 â?? PULL

Deadlifts or Power Cleans 5x5
Barbell Rows, Dumbbell Rows, or Wide Grip Chins 5x5
Barbell Curls, Close Grip Underhand Chins, or Hammer Curls 5x5

DAY 2 â?? PUSH

Incline or Flat Barbell or Dumbbell Bench Press 5x5
Barbell or Dumbbell Shoulder Presses 5x5
Tricep Dips or Close Grip Bench Press 5x5

DAY 3 â?? LEGS

Front or Back Squats 5x5
Barbell or Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts 5x5
Calf Raises (3x12) - only if a seriously lagging bodypart
Weighted Crunches or Weighted Hanging Leg Raises (3x12)

anyone had succes with this routine? what do you think about it?


#2

I think you may add some mass if your diet's good, and you serious bust your ass at each session (3x a week wouldn't work for me personally), but for bodybuilding purposes, you're missing a lot of things. Nothing my shoulder presses for delts won't add to your torso width, no matter how much you lift. Wonder who this guy is, I've known a lot of gym owners in NY (even a few names Frank -lol).

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