Go Back   Bodybuilding.net - Bodybuilding Forum > >


DFT 5x5



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 08-17-2005, 07:01 AM
ChinPieceDave667's Avatar
ChinPieceDave667 ChinPieceDave667 is offline
Rank: Middleweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 7th layer.. or DC.
Posts: 2,329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0311
When you start definately post what you think here. Elitefitness.com has a thread that has somewhere around 50 pgs. of experiences. Hopefully we can start one here.
sounds good man I'll do my best to make it as detailed as possible. oh and keep it up-to-date, not like the last one which was a week behind.
__________________
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present.

MONSTER: My Strength Endurance Journal, Part 2: The Strength Endurance Journal Returns <--NEW

BULKING: My 5X5 Journal

CUTTING: My CKD Max-OT Journal, My HST Cutting Journal


Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-17-2005, 07:15 AM
BG5150's Avatar
BG5150 BG5150 is offline
Rank: Bantamweight
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 873
Send a message via AIM to BG5150
Default

How do you pyramid a 1x5 set? I thought that was 1 set of 5 reps.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-17-2005, 08:55 AM
verbatimreturned verbatimreturned is offline
Rank: Lightweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: new york
Posts: 1,372
Default

1x5 just means that each set that you do is pyramided up, for instance 135x5, 165x5, 195x5, 205x5, 225x5...
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-17-2005, 10:46 AM
ChinPieceDave667's Avatar
ChinPieceDave667 ChinPieceDave667 is offline
Rank: Middleweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 7th layer.. or DC.
Posts: 2,329
Default 0311 could you clarify?

Quote:
Originally Posted by verbatimreturned
1x5 just means that each set that you do is pyramided up, for instance 135x5, 165x5, 195x5, 205x5, 225x5...


I thought it was just a type-o and it was 5 sets of 1 rep
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 08-17-2005, 11:07 AM
BG5150's Avatar
BG5150 BG5150 is offline
Rank: Bantamweight
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 873
Send a message via AIM to BG5150
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by verbatimreturned
1x5 just means that each set that you do is pyramided up, for instance 135x5, 165x5, 195x5, 205x5, 225x5...
yeah...that's a 5x5 pyramid...
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 08-17-2005, 04:43 PM
Darkhorse Darkhorse is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

When something says 1x5, it means a pyramid like Verb said. Using bench for example, say on that particular day your target weight is 315 for 5 reps on you 5th set...So for someone relatively new to lifting, they might use more increments like:
245x5, 265x5, 285x5, 295x5, then 315x5...If you hit all 5 reps of 315, bump up the weight 5-10 pounds for next week's 1x5. Now, for more advanced lifters, they might keep the pyramid close to the target weight: 265x5, 275x5, 285x5, 295x5, 315x5...

With alot of this program, there's some 1x5's and 5x5's. These are completely different from one another even though it's the same lift. In one given week for bench, you might have a target of 315lbs for your 1x5 pyramid, and for the end of the week's 5x5 (same weight) you'd use 275 for every set.
__________________

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


I can be found at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 08-17-2005, 05:00 PM
Darkhorse Darkhorse is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

Hardgain81, do what Chinpiecedave is doing on pg 3 I believe. What's your HST looking like? To incorperate the 5x5 I think it would be easier to do HST with almost all compounds (IMO). I'm tempted myself, but I'm already 3 and a half weeks into my volume phase. If I were you, I'd pick either animal mass's version or madcow's version. The only difference between the two is am's doesn't have a pyramid and madcow's does. I've been doing Am's version without the pyramid, but it's kicking my ass.

Quote:
Monday:

Olympic Squats 5x5 (same weight)
Benching 5x5 (flat, close grip or regular)(same weight)
JS Rows 5x5 (same weight)
Accessory (low volume triceps and abs)

Wednesday:

Olympic Squats 5x5 (reduced 15-20% from Monday) or Front Squats 5x5
Standing Military Press 5x5 (same weight)
Deadlifts 5x5 (same weight) (if you pull 2.5x bodyweight do 3x5)
Pull ups 5x5 (use weight if you need it)
Accessory (biceps and abs)

Friday:

Olympic Squats 5x5 (working up each set)
Benching 5x5 (flat or incline)(same weight)
Rows 5x5 (same weight)
Accessory (low volume triceps and abs)
I had to re-adjust because I'm starting to sling alot of weight. So now I'm doing a pyramid on Monday with JS Rows, and on Friday I'm doing a pyramid with incline bench. It was too much on my anterior delts doing standing military's on Wednesday and incline bench on Friday all using the same weight!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 08-18-2005, 12:06 PM
hrdgain81's Avatar
hrdgain81 hrdgain81 is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,715
Default

Man I just started my HST cycle this week and these 15's are kicking my ass. I had to drop my CKD, I didnt have enough energy to get through it. I know you had suggested skipping them altogether but my joints need a break from the real heavey stuff for a few weeks.

I will also say that taking two weeks off worked both for and against me. I am focused as shit after my vacation, but I'm sore as shit too. Add in Hiit 3 times a week, and i'm wipped to say the least.
__________________
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 08-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Darkhorse Darkhorse is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

That's cool. Keep us posted.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 08-20-2005, 06:47 PM
Darkhorse Darkhorse is offline
Rank: Light Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

Update: I've got one more workout before I'm completely done with the volume phase. I'm very sore! I'm usually not very sore on average, but this last week has been pretty much balls to the wall. This is a good thing because it means that I guestimated my rep maxes right on the money. The only thing I was a little too heavy on was standing military presses. I had to rest/pause my final two sets. I've also been feeling very tired as well which is a good indicator that I'm slightly overreaching. Talk about perfect timing! Now I'm debating on whether or not I'm going to do a twice a week deload or keep the three.
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 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.