I’ve posted a few times on here, and still am very green behind the ears when it comes to weightlifting, and I had a question.
I’ve done a few of the programs on here, and really not seeing any progress, and I’m starting to think that the programs posted by some of the writers are to break through plateau’s at a higher level. I realize now that I just need a simple 5x5 program to build a ton of strength before I really try to get into some of the others on the site.
My question, is how to put together a 5x5 program? I’ve tried searching, and maybe I’m not using the correct keywords, but I’m not seeing any type of basis to build a program on. I figured you incorporate the big lifts (deadlift, front/back squat, bench, etc), but wouldn’t know where to start when picking the smaller exercises to accompany those lifts.
My schedule allows for M/W/F lifting, so I would like for it to be a 3 day a week program. I also figure that I will continue on the 5x5 for possibly at least one year, switching the exercises (except the big ones) every 6 weeks or so.
Any suggestions on articles to read, books to look at, or just somewhere I can get the information to build a solid program?
Basically right now I’m 6’0, 162 lbs, and tired of being scrawny.
I eat extremely clean, but I don’t think I eat enough, so I will be stepping that up as well.
Thanks for any help.