I have been on strong lifts 5X5 for almost two months now. After bumbling around the gym the last couple years, I can honestly say I have gained more strenght in the last two months than the last two years. I allways worked my butt off, but I never charted or kept a log. I had allways been in martial arts, did some kickboxing and MMA up until last October.
The last time I fought MMA was a tourney and I had 6 bouts. After that weekend and a full week of limping and groaning around the house my wife said I should retire. So I did at 38 years old with a 4 and 2 record.
I have not maxed out since I was 22yrs. I am 5’9"@ 180 lbs. I maxed today on the bench and wanted 250 but put up 270. I tried 280 but my bad shoulder rolled wrong on the going down.
This 5X5 is the shit for me but I wonder how long it will last. The squats are getting tough (260lb 5x5), the deads are still going up (360X5), pullups chins and inverted rows feel great but I dont see much progress. The bench is what amazes me. I love beating the numbers on my log. I look at them like an opponent.
Anyone else like stronglifts 5X5?