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Old 04-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
I am always paranoid about too much volume.

I know that some 5x5's (Stronglifts) are straight, but after warmup sets they can become a little too unrealistic for many of us.
I found that out fairly early in my abbreviated Stronglifts endeavor. I still think it is a very good method for the right person (raw beginner; young; nothing else to do but eat, sleep, and lift). Of course, mehdi has people starting out with the empty bar for straight sets on all the lifts, so it could be a good six to eight weeks before most newbs hit the wall.

I forget, was it Reeves or Park that did it as you just outlined (2 warmups, then 3 sets of 5)? Still, at that rate and my current age...hoo boy.
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