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Is 5x5 workout best for mass? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Is 5x5 workout best for mass?

 
The   5x5 workout  is suboptimal if your main goal is adding mass. To achieve your mass gains first and furthermost is a caloric surplus based on natural resources. Abs and bigger muscles are mainly made in the kitchen and the gym only supports the growth. Programs which are more suited to muscle gains are German Volume Training or Jim Stoppanis bodybuilding template. Both of these work in the 8 - 12 repetition range per set which is the suggested optimum for muscle gain across many experts.
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Is the 5x5 workout good for mass? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Is the 5x5 workout good for mass

 
5x5 is better to build mass than sitting on the couch. For optimal results in muscle growth you might want to look at two schemes that work with 8 - 12 repetitions per set. German Volume Training might be of interest to you.
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5x5 workout what weight to start? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

5x5 workout what weight to start

 
Start with the empty barbell as the beginner programs suggest. If you are really strong or big before ever touching a barbell you might want to consider half your body weight or one repetition maximum.
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How long should the 5x5 workout take? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

How long should the 5x5 workout take?

 
The length of the 5x5 workout is misrepresented in the marketing of the Stronglifts program. While it takes only half an hour, in the beginning, it will balloon to 1.5 hours when you progress based on the rest you take between sets. At this stage, you might want to consider alternatives.
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What to do after 5x5 workout? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What to do after 5x5 workout

 
Programs to do after the base 5x5 program are either Madcow or the Texas method if you want to stick with sets of five. If you would like to change the rep scheme go for Wendler 531 or German Volume Training depending on your goals. 
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Is 5x5 workout good for weight loss? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Is 5x5 workout good for weight loss?

 
A good diet is the best way to lose weight combined with cardio. Therefore the   5x5 workout  is not really a good option for weight loss. Better alternatives would be CrossFit or other interval training options.
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Topics: Stronglifts 5x5, Diet

What is the best 5x5 workout? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What is the best 5x5 workout 

 
Probably the most widely adopted all-purpose 5x5 workout is Stronglifts. There are other options which might have more impact but are either harder to learn or more suitable to seasoned athletes. 
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Is 5x5 good for beginners? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Is 5x5 good for beginners?  

 
The 5x5 structure is one of the best lifting templates for beginners who are still unsure about their goals. The most popular of the 5x5 programs is   Stronglifts.
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5x5 workout how long to see results? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

5x5 workout how long to see results?

 
Seeing results is highly subjective to your expectations. If you expect changes in your appearance like getting ripped it will take 30 to 90 days depending on the aggressiveness of your diet. Changes in strength will be almost immediately if you are a complete beginner with a barbell.
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Is 5x5 workout enough? [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Is 5x5 workout enough?

 
Whether or not 5x5 is enough highly depends on your goals. If you want to build muscle and get stronger it will work. If you want to look like hulk in a year it will take more extreme measures. Here we are talking in unhealthy levels of exercise and supplements depending on your starting point.
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