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70sBB 07-11-2012 09:38 AM

Adding weight to a 5x5 workout
Is there any other decent method of adding weight to a 5x5 workout, or progressing, that doesn't involve linear additions every week? On some of my lifts these additions are becoming too difficult.

Looking for options.

Jen 07-11-2012 09:50 AM

I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but for me, if I completed all 5 sets of 5 (and didn't feel like I was going to die) I added 5 lbs. Every time. So, I was adding as much as 15 lbs a week to squats and deads. Other lifts moved alot slower.

bamazav 07-11-2012 10:52 AM

Microloading FTW!

IronWill 07-11-2012 11:39 AM

You may want to try some back off sets on the weaker lifts to help them along. Experiment. Nothing has to be written in stone, advance a lift when you own it.

WilldBill88 07-11-2012 01:12 PM

I'm about 6 weeks into my 5x5 routine, I try add 5lbs each day or 5-10lbs each week. If I cant handle the extra 5lbs or so I just wait Until I can. I'd like to progress faster, but some things take time.

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