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    is any one undertaking this fitness programme, I've seen that mehndi has helped loads of guys, what i want to know is this workout actually successful? also how much weight do i need to add each time?
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    is any one undertaking this fitness programme, I've seen that mehndi has helped loads of guys, what i want to know is this workout actually successful? also how much weight do i need to add each time?
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    is any one undertaking this fitness programme, I've seen that mehndi has helped loads of guys, what i want to know is this workout actually successful? also how much weight do i need to add each time?
    I did Madcow's variation of Bill Starrs 5x5 (Diff programme I know but it has similar points).

    5x5 is a very good programme if your predominant goal is strength.

    It is also very good for building a strong base.

    Personally, from BS5x5 my lifts:

    Deadlift: 80kgx5 -> 125kgx5
    Squat: 70kgx5 -> 100kgx5
    Bench: 60kgx5 -> 80kgx5

    @70kg bodyweight

    Over the space of 14 weeks, adding 2.5kg (minimum weight) per week.
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    I did Madcow's variation of Bill Starrs 5x5 (Diff programme I know but it has similar points).

    5x5 is a very good programme if your predominant goal is strength.

    It is also very good for building a strong base.

    Personally, from BS5x5 my lifts:

    Deadlift: 80kgx5 -> 125kgx5
    Squat: 70kgx5 -> 100kgx5
    Bench: 60kgx5 -> 80kgx5

    @70kg bodyweight

    Over the space of 14 weeks, adding 2.5kg (minimum weight) per week.
    2.5kg a week??? dayummm
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    2.5kg a week??? dayummm
    Indeed.

    Here's a link to my training log when I ran it in 2009.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1033124
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    (Original post by Marc908)
    I did Madcow's variation of Bill Starrs 5x5 (Diff programme I know but it has similar points).

    5x5 is a very good programme if your predominant goal is strength.

    It is also very good for building a strong base.

    Personally, from BS5x5 my lifts:

    Deadlift: 80kgx5 -> 125kgx5
    Squat: 70kgx5 -> 100kgx5
    Bench: 60kgx5 -> 80kgx5

    @70kg bodyweight

    Over the space of 14 weeks, adding 2.5kg (minimum weight) per week.
    Some good gains there, my main aim is to slim down current weight is 89kg, as well as this programme whatother types of training should I add on?
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    (Original post by 20z12)
    is any one undertaking this fitness programme, I've seen that mehndi has helped loads of guys, what i want to know is this workout actually successful? also how much weight do i need to add each time?
    you can make minor adjustments yourself but yeah I've basically been using his 5x5 workout as a basis for over a year now. I still do the main exercises (squats, bench press, bent over rows, overhead press and deadlift).

    its definitely worth a try if you're up for it. I like it because it's really basic but at the end of a session you feel your whole body has been given a thorough workout

    most importantly though go for a few sessions with a trainer first to master the movements so you can avoid injury
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    There is set progression. A good routine for strength and size. More so strength.
 
 
 
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