Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 85

  Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.   Thread: 5x5 SL progress & recovery issues.

  1. #1
    Member

    Array

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default 5x5 SL progress & recovery issues.

    Hi anyone on SL 5X5, My first program and I was complaining for 8 weeks the weights were too low. Now its getting too hard at a rapid rate. I have nothing left if I want to try a max lift so I feel I have ended up weaker cos I haven't lifted my heaviest weights in months. Every session starts with 25 squats excluding warm ups so when I get to BP or DL I am struggling to lift 70%/of my former 1rm. Last week was a heat wave and I could not get out of bed for a day after my last work out, brain literally was foggy and muscles rekt. All natural and not in physical prime so 8 weeks in might be starting to tax the CNS too much in recovery. Thinking of ditching program.

    Anyone done it strictly as planned with warm up sets and prescribed accessories.





  2. __________________

    Ausbb Sponsors
    littleblokefitness new and used home gym and fitness equipment at great prices
    Iron Tanks Apparel Gym & Fitness Apparel
    BioFlex Nutrition Bioflex Nutrition, Australia's Purest Supplements
    Bulk Nutrients 100% Pure bulk Nutrients
    Flex Fitness Equipment fitness Equipment Specialists | warehouse direct
    Iherb code : code ZSG863 iHerb.com - Vitamins, Supplements Natural Health Products

  •   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #2
    Fucked up Kunce

    Array
    Shrek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pluto
    Gender:
    Posts
    54,542
    Mentioned
    598 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you cannot complete 5 x 5 Sq / bench / row in the same session then look at your diet and or recovery.
    Iherb promo code ZSG863Hidden Content Hidden Content


  • #3
    .

    Array
    Goosey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    20,825
    Mentioned
    284 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Good point sherk

    how many days between workouts ?
    how old are ?


    Actions verify priorities


  •   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #4
    Fucked up Kunce

    Array
    Shrek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pluto
    Gender:
    Posts
    54,542
    Mentioned
    598 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Iím 45
    Iherb promo code ZSG863Hidden Content Hidden Content


  • #5
    .

    Array
    Goosey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    20,825
    Mentioned
    284 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    Iím 45
    Not you dingleberry


    Actions verify priorities


  •   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #6
    Fucked up Kunce

    Array
    Shrek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Pluto
    Gender:
    Posts
    54,542
    Mentioned
    598 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Awwww
    Iherb promo code ZSG863Hidden Content Hidden Content


  • #7
    Member

    Array

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    53yo, 1rest day, 1 train, 1 rest... etc.


  • #8
    .

    Array
    Goosey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    20,825
    Mentioned
    284 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    At your age you need more recovery time and more protien than you actually think you need.


    Actions verify priorities


  • #9
    Member

    Array

    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I heard your body can only absorb so much protein at a time and you piss the rest away. Random bodybuilder at gym says. Yah, rest sounds good but got goals, just gonna toughen up. I think it was the recent heat wave that destroyed me tbh.

    Assume I am 110kg, not obese. How much protein / day over how many meals??


  • #10
    Active Member

    Array
    WoodyAllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    3,001
    Mentioned
    97 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    At some point of a beginner cycle, you are not going to be able to progress on a full body routine. You need to split it up.

    Day 1: Squats

    Day 2: Bench

    Day 3: Deadlifts

    You can put a day of rest in between if you want so you still have 3 training days. You can add on 2 or 3 accessories after main lift, hitting the same muscle group, such as rows after deads or tricep work after bench.

    Take the weekend off. Rinse and repeat.

    Protein: your random bodybuilder is a retard, unless he thinks that all protein meals are a protein shake. For example, if you eat a big T-bone, you are eating more than 50g of protein. But it takes hours to digest so you aren't "pissing out" the extra, your body is able to get a steady stream of amino acids over 5-8 hours.

    Just eat real food and make sure you have some healthy fat as well with each meal. Your body needs it for recovery plus it slows digestion and cuts down on nasty insulin spikes.

    At 50+ years old, you have a huge potential to improve if you take recovery seriously.
    225-160-310-687.5 ▪█─────█▪ Spartacus: Yes, I made a complaint to the APU. I hope they suspend you.


  • Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •