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#1

What is the apropriate rest interval for a 5x5:

-horizontal push/pull:

a1) flat bench 5x5
a2) bent over rows 5x5

b1) close grip decline bench 5x5

-verticle push/pull:

a1) Chin ups 5x5
a2) Shoulder Press 5x5

b1) Preacher Curls 5x5

-Leg day 1:
a1) Squats 5x5
a2) Calf Raises (standing) 5x5

b1) insert exercise here

-leg 2 day:
a1) deadlifts 5x5
a2) seated Calfs

b1) good mornings? (not sure what to put in the b for legs)

is this too little volume for each day?

My workout will be like this
day 1 = verticle push/pull
day 2 = leg 1
day 3 = off
day 4 = horizontal push/pull
day 5 = leg 2
day 6 = off
day 7 = repeat

Any help or opions would be cool.

This will be used twards CP's training with maximal weights. It is the first stage.


#2

Try 60-90 seconds b/w actual sets, which will give you somewhere in the 2-3 minute range for rest b/w sets of the same exercise.


#3

Cool how does the workout look? Enough volume, not enough?


#4

What are your training goals? Are you dieting or bulking?


#5

trying to get strong, that' why im doing cp's maximal strength program.


#6

Bobo, your volume and basic program look okay to me. But if you're trying to get strong, why not go with a program that's specifically designed for strength: Westside?

I like both 5x5 and Maximal Weights a lot, but for strength gains Westside blows everything else out of the water. Seriously. Even for ectos like us.


#7

I'm really not ready for westside. I need some more exp. lifting before i start that.


#8

Damn good answer. :slightly_smiling: