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5:2 split

Postby zorg » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:51 am

I'm considering switching to a 5:2 workout schedule: Simplefit on Mon, Wed and Fri, and SS on Tue and Thu; with the weekend for rest.

Since I don't have a bench, I'd skip bench presses with SS, and thus alternate between two days with two exercises each (say, like Squat/Deadlift - Power Clean/Press). SS would therefore be a bit lighter than the by-the-book version.

What do you think? Would that cut the rest too short? Or should I just try it out and see what happens?
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Postby changeup » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:20 am

What is SS?
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Postby zorg » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:45 am

I'm sorry - SS stands for "Starting Strength." It's a book/program by Mark Rippetoe, and it's about building up strength with a few basic barbell exercises. It's targeted at beginners, and pretty good.

The book offers very good explanations on how to improve, among other things, squat form.
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Postby changeup » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:27 pm

cool. thanks.
I will check it out
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