I’ve been lifting on and off for about 15 years. In the last year I’ve finally figured out how to lift properly to get cut. I dropped about 29 lbs and look pretty decent now. However, I don’t like my size now. So, I’m starting a 5x5 and blowing off staying lean because I’d rather gain more muscle. I’ll start this in about a week and a half.
So, I’ve got a couple of 5x5 questions.
Do you do any cardio while doing a 5x5? I was thinking I might do a light 30 minute jog on my off days (currently I trail run about twice a week for 50min-hour and normal run twice a week for 60 min).
What about calves? I’m one of those guys that has a hard time putting mass on my calves. I would assume it would be ok to do my calves as assistance exercises on leg days.
So, what’s the verdict gentlemen?