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Old 07-26-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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MADCOW!

I started the Madcow 5x5 this evening. This is a pretty drastic change to my last routine, but sometimes dramatic changes are good. I'll probably run this routine into late october/early november, maybe even longer depending on how it goes.
It starts with a much needed(for myself at least) 3 week deload, and doesn't really start pushing the envelope until week 4 or 5.
Last time I did this routine the results were excellent. We'll see how it goes this time around.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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7/26/11
Squat 120,140,160,185,210x5
Bench Press 140,160,185,210,240x5
Pendlay Row 110,125,145,165x5

2x10 bodyweight hyperextensions
Decline bench crunches bwx10, bw+10x8 bw+25x8,7
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #3
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Madcow is an awesomt template Josh, as you know. I will definitely be following this and seeing how you get on. A proper strength routine is something i am thinking of for end of the year

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:21 AM   #4
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LOLs had me a little worried there for a second Josh
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Axle clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Bench press: 135 kgs (298 lbs) - 1st PL meet 16th October 2011
Deadlift w/Barbell: 180 kgs (397 lbs)
Deadlift w/Hexbar: 225 kgs (496 lbs)
Farmers walk: 240 kgs (530 lbs), 50 feet
Front squat: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Log clean-press: 100 kgs (220 lbs)
Strict OHP: 85 kgs (187 lbs) 3 reps
Tyre flip: 260 kgs (573 lbs), 100 feet
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #7
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:16 AM   #8
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MOOOOOOOOO!

(Looking forward to seeing what this does to ya, Josh!)
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #9
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Sounds good Josh, I'll be subbed and learning!
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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Madcow is an awesomt template Josh, as you know. I will definitely be following this and seeing how you get on. A proper strength routine is something i am thinking of for end of the year

Carl.
Thanks Carl! We'll see how it goes. I think a true "strength" routine is great to run after months and months of a "muscle building" routine. In my past experience, the body reacts well. Thanks for all the support!
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Thanks Squatter! We'll see how it goes. Thanks your support man!
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Thanks BtB! It's great to have your support.
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Will do, sir! Thanks!
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Thanks Aurik! Hopefully things go well!
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