Tag Archives: 5×5

Why Starting Strength, SL5x5…etc. Often Give You Garbage Chest Development (and how to fix it)

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Routines like Starting Strength, StrongLifts,  and other derivatives often have unpleasant non-aesthetic side effects. One of them would be non-existent chest development despite pushing relatively heavy weights during the later stages of the programs. Why does it happen? Survival Mode All those strength routines throw the lifter into survival mode. In other words, your job […]

8 Reasons Why Beginner Barbell Strength Routines Are the Worst for Aesthetics (and what to do instead)

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Contrary to popular belief, many of the popular barbell strength routines marketed towards beginners do not produce aesthetic (lean & mean) physiques. Those training methods have severe technical deficiencies turning them into factories for skinny-fat men with poor upper body development and viciously drained central nervous systems from heavy squatting and deadlifting. Here are the […]

StrongLifts 5×5 – Effective or Over-hyped?

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StrongLifts 5×5 is one of the most popular lifting programs on the Internet. Many people attribute miraculous properties to it. However, at the end of the day, it’s still just a lifting routine. It comes with some positive elements, but it’s not nearly as flawless as the noobs think. 1.Stronglifts 5×5 is based on the […]