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Old 11-12-2009, 10:59 AM   #16
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I actually prefer the simplicity of the 5x5. I used it for over a year, and really like straight linear progression. I modified it to a 4x5 because my progression was so regular, I wanted to allow myself quicker progression.

I basically did this...when I could hit 4 sets of 5 reps with a given weight, I added 5 pounds. I didn't train to failure, only doing the reps I had confidence with. I always responded well to this style, and had a stall day only about once every 4-5 weeks. It was a 5-10 pound gain every month.
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