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Need Help with Madcow


#1

Hey guys. I have been trying to do Madcow 5x5 for at least 4 weeks now after having done Starting Strength for over a year now. So far I haven't made any gains on it at all for my bench press, rows, and OH press, and deadlift. Actually my bench press, rows, deadlift and OH press have gotten a little worse.

I am 5'9" body weight: 155 lbs.

Squat PR: 295 lbs. x 5

Row PR: 155 lbs. x 5 (now I can only do 150 lbs. x 5)

OH Press PR: 127.5 x 5 (now I can only do 120 lbs. x 4)

bench press PR: 190 lbs. x 5 (now I can only 185 lbs. x 4)

Deadlift PR: 365 x 5 (now I can only do 355 lbs. x 5)

I don't know what to do and I can't keep wasting anymore time.

Please help me as soon as you can. Thanks!


#2

What has your weight been doing? You’re relatively light for your height and your lifts aren’t terrible for your weight. You probably need to gain weight to fill out your frame.

If you’re not gaining weight, then you probably aren’t eating enough.


#3

Are you getting any rep PRs on Madcow? You’ve been on it for 4 weeks, I would say its honestly too early to tell. Is it possible there are outside stresses interfering with your recovery?


#4

Oh FFS! You had a world class coach in Thib answer this but instead of listening, you keep searching for a magic bullet. Let your ego go and kill this nightmare


#5

[quote]tsantos wrote:
Oh FFS! You had a world class coach in Thib answer this but instead of listening, you keep searching for a magic bullet. Let your ego go and kill this nightmare[/quote]

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