Go Back   Bodybuilding.net - Bodybuilding Forum > >


5X5 question



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:53 AM
old dude old dude is offline
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 4
Default 5X5 question

Started lifting about 7 weeks ago. The only equipment I have are dumb bells and a $200 Triumph cable machine (for the time being).
If I wanted to get into the 5X5 routine, and work on say for instance biceps, is it just one exercise of 5X5 (curls) or can you do more?
An example: seated dumb bell curls 5X5 and then hammer curls 5X5 and then cable machine 5X5. Or is it more beneficial to just do one routine?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-21-2008, 08:02 AM
_Wolf_'s Avatar
_Wolf_ _Wolf_ is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,793
Send a message via MSN to _Wolf_
Default

you cannot do 5x5 with only dumbbells. It is a strength oriented program. You do not do "5x5" for biceps or triceps or calves. Ever. Here is the link to the 5x5 program.

http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow...Linear_5x5.htm

but if i were you, i would firstly get a gym membership to a gym which has a powercage, a powerrack, some barbells, many plates, etc and then i would do the Starting Strength Program first.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-21-2008, 10:11 AM
old dude old dude is offline
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
you cannot do 5x5 with only dumbbells. It is a strength oriented program. You do not do "5x5" for biceps or triceps or calves. Ever. Here is the link to the 5x5 program.

http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow...Linear_5x5.htm

but if i were you, i would firstly get a gym membership to a gym which has a powercage, a powerrack, some barbells, many plates, etc and then i would do the Starting Strength Program first.
I wish I had time for a gym. The closest one is an hour round trip.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-21-2008, 10:13 AM
iron_worker's Avatar
iron_worker iron_worker is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
Posts: 3,272
Send a message via MSN to iron_worker
Default

Well then I advise you invest in a squat rack, barbell, etc
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-21-2008, 10:16 AM
Kane's Avatar
Kane Kane is offline
Rank: Middleweight
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,238
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by old dude View Post
I wish I had time for a gym. The closest one is an hour round trip.
Mine used to be a bit over an hour round trip. I just planned other things around it so I'd be in the area. Plus It was on my way to and from work so I usually went in the morning before work. Wasn't a huge inconvenience when I did it.
__________________
"Pain don't hurt" - Dalton

"NO, this is my squat rack. Go get your own!"

"Damn that's shit heavy" - Wolf


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-21-2008, 10:33 AM
EricT EricT is offline
Rank: Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,314
Default

All that matters for right now is that you have enough weight in dumbells. Between that, and the cable, and bodyweight movements you should be able to do, you can construct a fullbody routine. You just want to think of compound multijoint movements. Anything you can do with a barbell you can do a version of it with dumbells. Squats, deadlifts, single leg squat versions, power lifts (olympic type lifts), rows, presses, all sorts of stuff with the cable machine...necessity is the mother of invention .
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-21-2008, 05:06 PM
old dude old dude is offline
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 4
Default

Guess I'll start looking for some equipment or figure some way to make time for the gym
Thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Bodybuilding.net - Bodybuilding Forum > >


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes



 



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.