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Old 04-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
I would add that the 5x5's in your program will work best if the first 2 are ramped in some form. I am not a big fan of straight 5x5s in most cases on a fullbody approach.

Set 1 - 60% x 5
Set 2 - 80% x 5
Sets 3-5 - 100% x 5 reps
Very good point, BTB. In fact, I'm currently ramping all five sets in my program. But whatever floats one's boat...
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