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ajm87 private msg quote post Address this user
It's Reg Parks' "beginner" routine. I have been lifting weights since 2006. I'm exhausted from doing 5-6x per week L/P/P, Upper/Lower, etc. I want to go back to full body with HIIT or LISS on off days.

sets 1 and 2 are to be warmups for sets 3,4 and 5. In other words once you hit your max weight for five reps after two warmups, then crank out 3 sets of 5. For example, say your bench press is a max of 225lbs for 5 reps (which is about 90% of 1RM), the first set would be at 60% – 135 lbs, then the next warmup set could be 80% – 185lbs.

Workout A:
Back Squats 5×5
Chin-Ups or Pull-Ups 5×5
Dips or Bench Press 5×5
Barbell Curls 2×10
Wrist Work 2×10
Calves 2×15-20

Workout B:
Front Squats 5×5
Rows 5×5
Standing Press 5×5
Deadlifts 3×5 (2 warm-up sets and 1 “stabilizer set”)
Wrist Work 2×10
Calves 2×15-20

Training Schedule:
Week 1: A, B, A (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Week 2: B, A, B (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Week 3: A, B, A and so forth. (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
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databas1c private msg quote post Address this user
So its essentially a 3x5? Looks a lot like starting strength augmented with some bicep, calf and wrist work.
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ajm87 private msg quote post Address this user
ss doesnt have chins, front squats, or the exercises you mentioned
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AverageJoe private msg quote post Address this user
wtf wrist work
and put deadlift before anything else imo, but heh thats just me

good routine honestly
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databas1c private msg quote post Address this user
@ajm87 I'm aware of that. There are variations of it that replace cleans with rows and or pull-ups though. That's also similar to how I have seen rip recommend bicep work be incorporated. I agree though. Routine looks ok to me
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AustralianOak private msg quote post Address this user
One of the best routines out there IMO go for it!!
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FiremanSi private msg quote post Address this user
A bit too strength orientated for my liking.. i feel most need to do 8-12 reps with slow negatives to start with and in the early stages of lifting, actually in any stage.
Focusing on focus, min muscle connection and really feeling the muscle ur lifting with.

My experience with new guys and 5x5's is they try lift as much with horrible form.

But if ur happy then go for it.
DEFINATELY put deadlifts first on 'B' day though dude.
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