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  1. Hi everyone............ I do not have any squat rack in my gym . so OHP and squat is difficult to do and also i am not perfect in cleaning barbell I made this modifications on 5x5 and need your advice and help . is below routine workable ?? Workout A 1- V Squat 5x5 ( V squat machine 2- Barbell bench 5x5 3- Barbell bent over row 5x5 Workout B 1- V Squat 5x5 2- DL 5x5 ( not 1 x5 as V squat not effective as barbell squat) 3- barbell Over head press (not available) I do Smith machine seated press or Dumbell over head seated or Dumbell over head standing press ?? I will do this workout till I move from this commercial gym next year Waiting for ur advices friends
  2. Distance Running (Marathon) And Lifting

    So, I'm pretty new to this website, but I thought it might be able to answer a question or two about running and weightlifting. I've looked around the internet for anything like my questions, but I haven't found anything solid that can answer my question specifically. A little about me (it might be important): I'm a high school student, I run track and cross country, and I also wrestle. I've been trying to make some gains strength-wise, so I started on the 5x5 program. Recently, I've been unable to complete relatively low weights (195 squat, 155 bench, 235 deadlift when I'm a 5'10", 168 pound male). I have a feeling this is due to bad form or an inconsistency with my schedule, so I was thinking of restarting to try and improve both, especially with the time I'll have from summer. However, I'm planning on running a marathon in the fall (my official 18 week training program starts in about a week). The program has running almost every day of the week (the two I'm thinking are here and here, but I'm not stuck to a program, so I can go easier or harder). I know long distance doesn't really work with weightlifting (at least not competitively), but I'm not doing anything competitive with either; I'm just looking for some gains in both running and strength. I could also drop a few pounds, just to trim around the edges (in January, I was 140 for wrestling, but was cutting hard to be there). Nothing I've found so far accommodates for actually running a marathon, so I was wondering if anyone knew of anything, program wise, diet wise, etc. TL;DR I'm I high school student who'd like to run a marathon, make some strength gains, and drop a couple pounds. Is there a weightlifting program that accommodates marathon training or vice versa? If so, what dietary changes will I need to make?
  3. Madcow Questions

    I think Madcow is next on my list and I had a couple questions. 1) So Madcow goes Bench/Press/Bench, Bench/Press/Bench... repeat or Press/Bench/Press, Press/Bench/Press... repeat You either do twice ans much pressing or twice as much benching, correct? There's a part 2 to this question. Why not do this: Bench/Press/Bench, Press/Bench/Press... repeat??? 2) I was going to start as soon as I fail on squats. Lets assume that I fail at 320 lbs. So I put in 315 into the spreadsheet as my starting 5 rep weight. So now on Wednesday of the first week I'm already pushing 325? Let's recall that this is based on the assumption that I just failed at 320 on the Friday before... Is this reasonable? Thanks in advance
  4. Iphone App

    Well I know that "mehdi" has become a bad word for some, but he has made a pretty decent app for the Iphone. It's only for 5x5 but it is quite good. You'll still want to keep a log here... or somewhere. I'd hate to rely on the app then discover that he's going to start charging me $10/month if I ever want to see it again. I've just started using it, here is a screenshot: Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  5. Re-Do 5X5 Or Something Else?

    In January this year I started doing real lifting for the fist time in my life. Before doing SL 5x5 I went to the gym and used machines and dumbbells. My peak 5x5 stats were: Squat: 320 Bench: 160 OHP: 110 Dead: 350 (1x5) Then I had an injury followed by a list of lesser excuses that stopped me from lifting for 2 months. Now I'm back and ready to go and figured I'd get back on 5x5. I decided on a 20% de-load to start but it was not nearly enough. I did 245 on the squat and I made it through but 2 days later I was still so sore that I dreaded walking down stairs let alone getting back to squats. So I went right down to 185 and have been 5 pounding it and everything feels good. I'll be on 205 today. So here is where I was looking for feedback: -Is SL 5x5 the best thing for me now? If not, what? -What's the general thought on what to do after SL5x5? Thanks all. Nice to be part of a forum again. PS. No, I don't know why my OHP (and bench) are relatively terrible. If there is a program that gets those up, I'm interested.