Can someone explain to me the fundamental difference of SL 5x5 from SS? from what im seeing its an extra exercise with more sets. any input? experiences?
>Has you working with the bar only at the beginning to ingrain motor patters
>BB Row variation is replaced with the power clean
>Far higher volume
>More emphasis on the upper body
>Allows for some accessories
>3x5 for the main lifts
>Chins added after 3 weeks
>Has you working off of your 1RM
>Allows for a longer, more drawn out program
>Allows 3 deloads before you have truly finished the program
>Power cleans -must- be done and are -not- to be replaced by the row or any other DL variation
>Doesn't allow for accessories other than what Rip has put into PP 3rd Ed.
Generally good reviews.
Basically, Grayskull is best because it allows for autoregulation and, as well, better drawn out programming.
im not a beginner so im assuming SL will be more better suited for me
Not necessarily. It can cause unnecessary fatigue if you don't take a deload when you begin the program.
Let's say you bench 1x5 at 100kg currently. Mehdi recommends to take a deload. The case would be 5x5 at 80%, or 5x5 at 80kg. If you don't do the program with a deload, you're going to run into massive fatigue and not recover properly.
A good intermediate would be Texas Method.
SL: slow progress, good for pussies who like well designed apps, made by an indian
SS: highly testosteronous, made by a white guy
i did stronglifts btw. wasted a bunch of time
if you can't squat 3pl8 for a 1rm then you really don't need to even have "mass" on your radar, you just need to focus on getting your squat stronger. the problem with most dyels in the gym is that they aren't ashamed of being weak
Push/Pull is really good, and allows for some adaptation. It's nice, as it allows for the big lifts to be done twice a week. Progression comes whenever possible.
Texas Method will get you strong as fuck, and still allows for some accessories to be tossed in Mondays and Fridays.