Coming off a week rest, I am once again ready to dip back into the Starr 5x5. I am tweaking this more to my liking this time, and since the last run produced favorable results, I am sure this time will also. Here is the plan ...
Slightly Modified Bill Starr Intermediate 5x5
2 sets weighted hypers
4 sets weighted situps
Front Squat 4x5
Standing Military Press 5x5
3 sets situps
3 sets weighted dips (5 to 8 reps)
3 sets barbell curls (8 reps)
3 sets of tri extensions (8 reps)
*I swapped out incline bench for standing overhead press, it just seems more logical. I also swapped out squats on wed for front squats, it will give me a chance to drop the wieght down a little bit on wed, and work on my front squat form which sucks.
Projections for this program:
After 9 weeks on this program, this is what the starting and finishing numbers for the big 3 should be:
Squat (st) 255x5, (end) 315x5
Dead (st) 300x5, (end) 370x5
Bench (st) 265x5, (end) 325x5
If all goes as expected, my goal of having all big 3 in the 300+ range will be met. At that point I will look at strength endurance training, and inlist ChinPieceDaves help. I am more then excited about this.