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    Is there any reason I shouldn't.......

    I am starting to plan ahead and have 6 weeks of 5x5 SL left before I need to change my routine.

    What should I be considering when deciding on a new routine?

    I quite like the idea of the following but it is not based on any theory other than I like the look of it

    Week One Stronglifts all over workout 3 times a week
    Week Two Light-Medium Lifts 4 times a week High Reps/sets altenrating between back&bicep&core chest&tricep&shoulders
    Week Three 5 Compound days = one day bicep, one day chest, one day shoulders etc
    THEN REPEAT THE CYCLE

    Is there any reason I shouldn't train this way? If so what factors do I need to consider to ensure I choose the right programme and cycles?

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    Sounds abit like the routine i was following before i had to stop the gym, HIML-4 Maximum muscle building

    Week 1 - heavy week on 5-7 range and compound exercises
    week 2 - intensity, slow negs, drop sets trainin to failure etc
    week 3 - medium week 10-12 reps compounds and machines
    and week 4 light, 15-20 reps and alot of isolation

    was good for me when i did it, the slightly lighter weeks would be kind of like a working rest from the heavy lifting


    you have to find what works for you, if it does then it's all good, if not try something else

    but no reason that i can see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonhannen View Post
    I quite like the idea of the following but it is not based on any theory other than I like the look of it
    That's the reason you shouldn't. I would look to another round of SL, SL Advanced, or MadCow. There's also 5/3/1 which is my personal favorite. But with that, you need to read and read some more because of the many variations.
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    Any particular reason you are switching from SL5x5? Stopped seeing results, bored, or... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy0 View Post
    Any particular reason you are switching from SL5x5? Stopped seeing results, bored, or... ?
    Hi Jimmy

    Thanks for your interest in my question,

    I am seeing good results with 5x5 however I am starting to get a little bored with it and by the times 12 weeks is up I definitely think I would need a change for mental stimulation.

    I also miss the feeling I got when working a muscle group in isolation.

    Being as my goal is to lose fat and build muscle (I appreciate that is on of the hardest goals) I feel I should be doing more than 5sets 5reps, I really would like to dedicate more focus on a particular muscle group during a session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonhannen View Post
    Hi Jimmy

    Thanks for your interest in my question,

    I am seeing good results with 5x5 however I am starting to get a little bored with it and by the times 12 weeks is up I definitely think I would need a change for mental stimulation.

    I also miss the feeling I got when working a muscle group in isolation.

    Being as my goal is to lose fat and build muscle (I appreciate that is on of the hardest goals) I feel I should be doing more than 5sets 5reps, I really would like to dedicate more focus on a particular muscle group during a session.
    That is pretty much the answer I expected! I know a few people who couldn't fathom only doing 5 exercises for months on end.

    Rather than doing the three week cycle you suggested I think I would go for something like 5/3/1 and then add in the isolation exercises at the end of each workout. That way you are following a more structured routine, and hitting both compound and isolation exercises, which should help keep things fresh and interesting for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviation View Post
    That's the reason you shouldn't. I would look to another round of SL, SL Advanced, or MadCow. There's also 5/3/1 which is my personal favorite. But with that, you need to read and read some more because of the many variations.
    Okay two recommendations for 5/3/1 From Jimmy and Deviation so it looks like that is going to be my next cycle after 5x5. I better get reading up on the programme.

    There is stuff I want to try and think I should be doing but the facts are I haven't seen good results until I started a 5x5 programme so I should stick to a proven format.

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    Here's a few sites to get you started:
    [URL="http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/hardcore-look-at-jim-wendlers-5-3-1-powerlifting-system.html"][/URL][URL="http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength"]http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength
    [URL="http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/531_reloaded"]http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/531_reloaded
    [/URL][URL]http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/1316[/URL]
    [URL]http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/hardcore-look-at-jim-wendlers-5-3-1-powerlifting-system.html[/URL]
    [/URL][URL="http://theswole.com/concept/531-jim-wendlers-theory-of-strength/"]http://theswole.com/concept/531-jim-wendlers-theory-of-strength/

    [/URL]THE ACTUAL BOOK --> [url]http://store.jimwendler.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=5312edebook[/url]

    I really suggest buying the 2nd edition book. He expanded quite a bit on assistance work and added new variants. The book goes into more detail than any site out there.

    And of course some pre-configured routines:
    Boring But Big: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=8838[/url]
    The Triumvirate: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=8839[/url]
    Assistance Programming: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=10495[/url]
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    Great articles I will invest some more time reading thanks

    BTW what does deload mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviation View Post
    And of course some pre-configured routines:
    Boring But Big: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=8838[/url]
    The Triumvirate: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=8839[/url]
    Assistance Programming: [url]http://www.jefit.com/routines/workout-routine-database.php?id=10495[/url]
    did you configure the routines so they are easier to track on JEFIT?

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