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Pretty new to working out. Started on New Years and I've been doing StrongLifts 5x5, but I had a question about it that my friends haven't been able to give me a clear answer to.
I've been sticking exactly to the program, and I've made pretty solid progress so far (Good for 16 days I think). But I feel like my arms and calves aren't really getting that good of a workout.
My chest has been really sore lately, my back has been sore, legs, butt, and pretty much everything but my arms and calves.
The Stronglift website says:
"One, your biceps works hard when doing heavy Barbell Rows. Two, your triceps works hard when pressing heavy (bench, overhead). Three, you’re holding the bar on each exercise, squeezing it hard during heavy weights. So your arms will get tons of direct and indirect work to get bigger."
"Squats and Deadlifts will work your calves."
Obviously this guy knows more than me but I just haven't been feeling it in these muscles.
That's why I'm coming to you guys. Could someone here that has experience with StrongLifts tell me if they made arm/calf progress while running this program? Do I need to do supplemental exercise for those muscles? Am I maybe doing the exercises wrong? I realize that calves are hard to grow in size but I'd still like to make strength progress.
Thanks guys, I appreciate it.