Originally Posted by Allen Yeh
What is your goal for the next 8 weeks?
I echo what a lot of others have already said. Trying to couple a true 5x5 program with 3 days of CF is a recipe for not gaining in one direction or the other.
If you want to add in ME days that are more than what CF prescribes there are plenty of other ways to go about it. Coach Rutherfords black box method which I personally had some success with. As well as trying to integrate Dan John's One lift a day program with CF. The volume of lifting is much lower than a true 5x5.
not disagreeing with you however with the exception of my DL the other lifts are progressing very well.
I hit 155kg for BS last night up from 110kg
PC has gone from 70kg to 87.5kg
SP has gone from 50kg to 60kg
weighted dips up to +25kg from +15kg
weighted pullups up to +30kg from +10kg.
so overall I feel I am making good progress after 4weeks with the exception of my DL. The program is not killing me and I am sensible enough to take an extra rest day if a feel stuffed, I am just surprised/a little confused as to why the DL is the odd man out.