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    Just turned 18

    Starting to explore resistance training and made visible (nothing major, but visible) gains over the last 7/8 weeks having protein shakes daily and going to gym 3 times a week

    I'm now looking to develop a proper routine that's balanced and will help me gain size and strength; problem is I have a limited number of exercises I actually know how to do with proper form so I basically wanted some suggestions on how to mix and match exercises in my routine:

    Mon, weds, fri
    5x5 smith machine squats
    5x7 dumbbell press
    5x5 smith machine bench
    5x7 dumbbell flys
    5x5 lat pull downs

    30 second rest between sets


    Anything that sticks out? I don't specifically work legs because I'm a cyclist and cycle to and from sixth form daily. At present I look like I skip upper body day

    Im trying to move towards something like stronglifts 5x5 but I'm limited since I don't know how to do deadlifts or any heavy barbell stuff.

    Is the volume too much? ANY suggestions good cheers
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    Just because you don't know how, doesn't mean you can't learn. Youtube is great in this instance. The "so you think you can" series is a decent starting place. Hell, even on the SL5x5 website there's how tos.

    Don't use the smith machine, it will hurt you.
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Just because you don't know how, doesn't mean you can't learn. Youtube is great in this instance. The "so you think you can" series is a decent starting place. Hell, even on the SL5x5 website there's how tos.

    Don't use the smith machine, it will hurt you.
    Serious? I've had my doubts about smith.
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Don't use the smith machine, it will hurt you.
    Mentally and physically I'm guessing. :ahee:


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    (Original post by hi-zen-berg)
    Serious? I've had my doubts about smith.
    No movement in lifting is a perfectly straight line. Smith machine locks you into an abnormal position and will mess with your knees and shoulder joints
 
 
 
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