If my program exists somewhere then awesome. I wouldn’t be surprised it’s somewhat a cross between Arnolds golden 6 and reg parks 5x5. I’ve looked at many routines mostly by body builders from the 50s. That doesn’t bother me. I just have so much fun coming up with my own it would kill the experience otherwise. I absolutely love putting together a program and trying it in the gym. I get so psyched to see how it will work out and how it will feel.
A few on here are taking this a little too serious. I’m just looking for ideas. Brainstorming. A discussion. Not people trying to.tell me my way of thinking is wrong.
Also, if someone looks at a book I wrote and suggests a few changes, is it suddenly not my work anymore. Why can’t I ask for ideas on my own routine as well?
I have my own ideas of progression as well that you probably have an issue with. But I think the bigger picture is I’m happy, I’m healthy, and I’m having fun.
As for dips, I do Weighted dips. Currently I’m doing them with an additional 45lbs for about 10 reps. Pullups I’m doing with 45lbs also for about 5.
The input you’ve given me on my program is exactly what I was looking for and I’m definitely looking at changing a couple things now.
I.don’t do calves btw because they’re already the same measurement as my neck. I literally never need to do another calve exercise as long as I live, at least for size.
I agree about Bent over rows. I think this will help hit my lower back combine with the squats I think should be enough for now.
Also I did mention in my op, I don’t plan on 5x5 all the time. I change rep ranges often depending on how I feel. I just listen to my body and use common sense. Generally I do 5x5 once a week and 5x10 the other 2 days. Some times I may go real light and be in the 15-20 rep range.