|01-24-2013, 05:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Training Exp: 2
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: MaxiMuscle Promax
5x5 vs. MadCow for early-intermediates
I am here for a bit of advice. I came the long way to reach my current numbers, so let's not talk about the past, let's assume I have completed the base-camp of power-lifting and focus on the future. I am trying to put together a training programme for the next 6 months. I was reading quite a lot about both the standard 5x5 and MadCow and I simply cannot decide. I have read a lot of articles about both containing exact kg values and / or percentages when to change, when to use which, but they are not consistent, and I am a bit confused. I used 5/3/1 (probably a bit too early) and a 4 day split routine alternated to get up to this point.
I am now 94 kg, and my personal best lifts are
Bench: 110 kg
Squats: 150 kg
Deadlift: 155 kg
Military press: 65 kg.
Raw: 80 ish, never tested
Technique and nutrition is relatively all right I think.
Question is: where to go?
Is 5x5 still viable for someone like me? I have ran a simulation for 16 weeks, but using the 2.5kg increments I am a bit sceptic about the possibility of those gains. Obviously breaking platous is sort of 'part of the plan' but still...
MadCow looks a bit more realistic in terms of gains, but I do not know if I am ready for that because the tonnage is less.
What would you suggest to do at this level to break into proper intermediate levels?
Thanks in advance
|5x5, earlyintermediates, madcow|
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