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Old 08-12-21, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
The problem with starting with 5 X 5 is that one can't start by doing work to near failure without risking injury. One starts light and gradually increases weight. This results in slower progress. Read the strength training chapter in Friel, a good place to start. I've been strength training on and off for 62 years, continuously since '79.
Again, the most popular beginner program out there uses 5x5. There is nothing unsafe about it.
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