many people want to customize everything, yet lack the knowledge and experience to do so.
If you want the best results, stick to the program as written
i read the Bill Starr 5x5 Primer at the Eclipse website and i have a few questions.
01. does the 5x5 primer strictly follow this same program? what if supposing the squats and dynamic rows will be replaced with other free weights compoud exercises? like for instance a bench press followed by an incline press, will that no longer be a 5x5 bill star program or will it just not be as effective as what’s listed?
02. The Phase2 program is listed as:
Workout 1 (monday)
Bench:115x3, 155x3, 200x3
Squat: 200x3x3 (warmup 95x5, 155x5)
Row: 200x3x3 (warmup 135x5)
Workout 2 (wednesday)
Deadlift: 245x5x5 (warmup 135x5, 205x2)
Military press: 95x3x3
Pullups: Bodyweight x3x3 + 20lbs
Workout 3 (friday)
Squat: 135x3, 175x3, 215x3
Row: 135x3, 175x3, 215x3
This is no longer a 5x5 or is it? Since it doesn’t follow the formula 5sets & 5 reps
03. i see lifters do a bench press followed by an incline press then decline press. Is that effective?