Strength Building Workouts

Bill Starr’s Beginner 5×5 Workout

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Monday (Heavy Day – > 85%)

  • Back Squats: 5 x 5 Ramping weight to top set of 5 reps across 5 sets
  • Bench Press: 5 x 5 Ramping weight to top set of 5 reps across 5 sets
  • Deadlifts: 5 x 5 Ramping weight to top set of 5 reps across 5 sets

Wednesday (Light Day – <70%)

  • Back Squats: 5 x 5 using 60% of Monday’s weight
  • Bench Press: 5 x 5 using 60% of Monday’s weight
  • Pullups: 5 x 5 Ramping weight to top set of 5 reps across 5 sets

Friday (Medium Day – 70-85%)

  • Back Squats: 5 x 5 using 80% of Monday’s weight
  • Bench Press: 5 x 5 using 80% of Monday’s weight
  • Rows: 5 x 5 Ramping weight to top set of 5 reps across 5 sets
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