1a: Squats 5x5
1b: Chinups 5x5
2a: DB Bench 5x5
2b: Cleans 5x5
3a: Hammer Curls 4x6
3b: Calf Press 4x12
1a: Deadlift 5x5
1b: Dips 5x10
2a: Bent over rows 5x5
2b: Push Press 5x5
3a: Seated Calf Press 4x12
3b: Tricep Press 4x6
I’ve been doing this for about four weeks with great results. Using 5x5, I find my strength is skyrocketing, and the size is coming along nicely.
I lift 3-5 days a week, alternating workouts. I have the lifts grouped (a) and (b), I am using rest between lifts and sets, back to back supersets.
Although gains have been coming steadily, I forsee hitting the wall soon. 5x5 is a fairly new concept to me and I see two drawbacks. First, I don’t feel as much as a pump or burn, and I am losing endurance. Second, I don’t know if I am shortchanging myself by focusing only on these lifts.
I am wondering if anybody is using a similar routine and how it is treating them. Also, I’m looking for any critiques, good or bad. And last, any suggestions for a follow-up/change-up program to start in two or three weeks.
Thank you in advance, and once again,
my fellow T-Nation dwellers, you guys really are a help and inspiration.