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  • Anyone doing Strong Lifts 5x5 on low carb??

    Just started the strong lifts/5x5 workout program after doing more of a HIIT program for quite awhile. Anyone doing this and if so how are the results with low carb/primal eating and how do you feel? I love the concept of the compound movements and low reps for strength training and I think it will be a nice change of pace. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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    I never understood these 5x5, 4x4, 8x11 thingies. Splain?
    I get that one of them is rep, and the other is....?
    Is it rep by set?
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      I never understood these 5x5, 4x4, 8x11 thingies. Splain?
      I get that one of them is rep, and the other is....?
      Is it rep by set?
      Yes. 5 reps, 5 sets. It is a strength training program using the big compound movements and progressively adding weight every workout. Variations have been around for a long time ala Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.

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      • #4
        Will have to try this out when I go back to the gym. Right now I just do 3 sets of 15 as heavy as I can go
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        • #5
          5x5 should be fine depending on your recovery ability. If you aren't progressing you may have to cut back from the recomended 3 lifting days a week to two. Depends on your recovery ability. I was going to do 2 days of Strong lifts and one day sprinting but decided to take on a new challenge (I had done stronglifts 2 years ago before going primal with some results)and progress through Marks PBF bodyweight workouts.
          Goodluck. If you decide to stick with three lifting days a week you will have to eat very large protions and target 9 hours or more of sleep a night. It's alot of volume and you may have to take time off after 6-8 weeks to properly recover. Try to get out of the gym in 45 minutes or less.
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          • #6
            Yeah I do 5x5. Haven't had any issues, recovery isn't problem for me either. I rarely get sore from 5x5. Sometimes a tiny bit in the glutes from squatting. I'm not lifting a ton of weight though (265 squatting, 315 DL, 225 bench, 135 press)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
              Yeah I do 5x5. Haven't had any issues, recovery isn't problem for me either. I rarely get sore from 5x5. Sometimes a tiny bit in the glutes from squatting. I'm not lifting a ton of weight though (265 squatting, 315 DL, 225 bench, 135 press)
              Thanks for the feedback and the weight you are pushing isn't too shabby!! Take care.

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              • #8
                Thanks Bryan, what you are suggesting is exactly how I am approaching this program. It is encouraging hearing from from others who have used this program. This forum never let's me down. Take care.

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