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Old 04-24-2007, 06:40 PM
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Been doing a fair bit of reading and it seems to me that 5x5 is one of the best programs for gaining weight and strength, so I'm going to start on it. My problem is that, for the time being I'm not able to do squats or deadlifts because of a knee injury, maybe for another few months. (I was also thinking of rippetoe's, but since I'm not doing legs I might as well do a couple more sets ?). Anyway I'm going to stick to the rest of the program doing Bench, Military Press and Pendlay rows for 5x5 at the same weight and add weight when I get all reps. I'll probably do ab work each workout as well. My question is; should I do this workout (ie. all 3 exercises) each workout and 3 times a week. Or should I just do it 2 times a week. What do you think ? I'm not 100% sure on this.

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Old 04-24-2007, 07:25 PM
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Your body grows as a whole. Wait until your knee is ready. It won't kill you to wait.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:40 PM
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so your seriously saying not to do any kind of weight training till my knee heals ? Surely theres got to be some benefit of just doing the exercises that I'm able to.
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In regards to your knee injury have you seen a sports physician?
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:02 AM
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In regards to your knee injury have you seen a sports physician?
no not yet
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Personally, I would recommend you to wait until your body is healed. I have gone ahead and done what exercises I could when I had an injury and ended up making things worse than they would have if I had just waited. I know it will seem like an eternity but it is better in the long run.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:04 AM
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If you stand to lose alot of gains that you've made I would go ahead with the upper body only (providing you can safely do it without aggrevating the injury).

If you're just starting out then waiting will not kill you. Better to approach this program full assed, not half.
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