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How can I add in dips,pullups,box jumps and calf raises into Stronglifts 5x5? Watch

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    Boxjumps- I really want to try them a lot. whats a good rep range for these btw? and how can i add them into stronglifts without compromising recovery

    calf raises- my calfs suck

    dips, pullups- really like these exercises and i feel they help alot.

    Also barbell rows seem to never work for me so I do one armed rows.

    I have gone gym for 1.5 years but i seem to suck at recovery so my stats kinda suck, also im taking my diet very seriously now (eat a lot of healthy stuff.) Also what to do if I can't complete the last 2 reps of the last set of squats?

    simple answer, without compromising recovery...you can't. Not unless you change the routine up, but then it isn't stronglifts anymore so :/ If it is power you want, then starting strength, which uses Olympic lifts would be better for you.

    Maybe check this out

    I haven't done any plyometrics in a long time (since I quit football like 4/5 years ago). But from what I remember, 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps was the most effective range according to a book by peak performance. Can recall the recovery time between them even less, but a minute sounds about right. The book would be fairly out dated by now, I suspect there have been more studies since. So maybe check online for plyometics sessions to get an idea.

    Instead of adding them to your routine you might be better to create a whole new session and either add it into a rest day or remove one the free weights sessions and replace it with a plyometrics one. If you are training for a sport as opposed to pure strength I don't see a problem with that, in fact I personally think it is better, but that is just my unqualified opinion so pinch of salt is reccommended for anyone reading this!

    Also assuming you are not struggling on 20kg squats, just lower the weight as instructed in the stronglifts manual and take it from there. I believe it is something like take 10% off if you fail 3 sessions in a row. If you've done that, then it is likely down to diet or recovery, if the later, then throw everything I said above out the window.
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