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Madcow/Advanced 5x5 Press Questions

Why is it that the press is put on the back burner on these two 5x5 adaptations? For instance there is no volume day and intensity day for this lift only on the second “recovery” day is the lift programmed. Wouldn’t this mean that the press would not be developed to its full potential whilst doing these programs?

First, the press is not a competition lift, so it is not the focus of the program.

Second, the Wednesday is not a recovery day. The advanced 5x5 Wednesday takes upwards of 2 hours in weeks 3 and 4. I hardly call that “recovery”.

Edit: Just noticed the template on Madcow’s page has incline instead of press. I’ve replaced the incline with press the two times I’ve run it.