In past articles when discussing training, I’ve referenced and linked to a very popular 5×5 training program often referred to as the MadCow 5×5. Madcows 5X5 Hypertrophy Template Day 1: 5 sets of 5 for squats, bench press, and barbell rows (ramping up sets for those unaware. Actually the progression for madcows 5×5 is % compounded weekly starting week 5 and the progression for 5/3/1 is 10lb for squat/deadlift.

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Can you post your madcow’s before and after stats?

Personally I would do facepulls everytime I press. Is it okay to actually repeat last weaks weight 82,5kg or do I have to make the weight jump to 85kg? Sweet thanks for the update madcoww this program. It won’t because you’re retarded and all, but it should. I would do it again, really. James Deadlifts lb today.

Maybe it didn’t work the first round. I really don’t care.

Never Give Up, Never Surrender. Of course, gains are not always going to be predictable and occur every time you train, but beginners will make strength gains much faster than an intermediate trainee will. So here you go cupcake, since you’ve got it all figured out: And when I overhead press, I do madcw delt rows, pretty similar to facepulls really.

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I’m still not sure how 5×5 is not appropriate based on those numbers. Your 36, you have 15 years on me. Directly from the site:. From my experience with madcows even IF you do low bar squatsthe hamstrings don’t get enough work. Madcow was a person just like me and you who was active on powerlifting and on some bodybuilding forums. Currently running, see log in sig.

This is followed by a light back-off set of 8 reps.

Now, for true novices, variation in volume from session to session is inappropriate and the once weekly increases are going to result in needlessly slow progress. Your job, week in and week out, is to add weight to that damn bar and do it like you mean it!

Intermediate trainees; intermediates are generally those who have years of solid training under their belt.

Bill Starr (MadCow) 5×5 Intermediate Routine

If it does, your work capacity sucks; work on that. Results 1 to 30 of And now, to you. Just my thoughts I see to much emphasis on pressing. The original program calls for incline bench on Wednesdays although many madvow alter Wednesday to overhead press instead. The program is not even designed to allow full recovery at the end of each week like other intermediate programs.

All you do is download it and plug in your 5 repetition maxes.


Madcow’s 5×5 Review: The Most Popular Routine Ever

Hell, do something like Sheiko, I read an interview where Boris Sheiko said that his cycles were drawn up largely with 20 year old unenhanced kids with 1, lbs. You only recover during those first few weeks of each reset. Left shoulder was nagging for a few days and I just knew it was going to be like my right one when I injured it a year ago. Maintaining that level of intensity is simply not feasible anymore.

Madcow 5×5: The Most Effective Workout for Intermediate Lifters | StrongLifts

Some people might argue that 2. But I will when I’m done with it. Originally Posted by trexmoad Why would I do that? Just a little confused. How to do that? But I got bored of that routine and I pretty much reached plateau. But because you are now an intermediate lifter moving bigger weights, the program introduces mxdcow modifications to optimize recovery from the increasingly stressful workouts recovery is vital for strength gains … No more 5 sets of 5 with the same weight.

Sick of trying to “figure it all out”? That makes 55 no sense at all.