I did StrongLifts 55 way back in 2008 when I was looking to get back into barbell training after taking a hiatus after my high school football days. StrongLifts is similar to Starting Strength in that you do basic barbell lifts like the squat, shoulder press, bench press, and deadlift. Instead of the power clean, StrongLifts uses the barbell row as the fifth lift.
Garage Gym Athlete is similar to Atomic Athlete in that the programming combines barbell strength training with aerobic conditioning. The difference is that Garage Gym Athlete, as the name implies, focuses on folks who are working out at home and might not have a lot of equipment.
If you train with barbells and want to lift more efficiently and with fewer injuries, then check out Kabuki Movement Systems. It was created by world-record powerlifter Chris Duffin (check out my podcast with Chris) and is designed to help lifters become much more durable. Chris provides in-depth video breakdowns of the mechanics of each of the main barbell lifts, along with easy-to-follow cues to help you perform the lift more efficiently.
WELCOME TO OMOB Welcome to the world of One Man One Barbell, aterm coined by a man who used nothing but a barbell and his brainto come up with an extremely effective strength training program.The term, One Man One Barbell, doesnt exclude women! The programhas been tested on female athletes successfully; the term justillustrates the background of its creation.
Looking to add muscle mass Maybe this is the right workout for you. Using only dumbbells and barbells, this workout hits each muscle group hard once a week over a 5 day schedule. This workout is intense, so you will get the best results if you supplement with creatine and protein. Remember to get plenty of rest and minimize cardio while you're trying to bulk up. Good luck.
This workout is great and absolutelyBest as a home workout! I just came toThe end To complete this program. So canYou please suggest me the next workoutOr what should be taken after this.
Hey Vincent, if that is working for you, then keep going. It's great to burn calories and finish the workout faster. If you're more focused on building muscle & strength (see what I did there), then you would be better off doing straight sets and resting between each.
I really enjoy this workout and have already seen great results. I have been doing exercise 1 then 2 etc and then repeating for set 2. . Should I change to the recommended above. What difference will it make Thanks!!
How long have you been training, Asad If you're relatively new to the iron game, training each muscle group twice a week with a lot of volume isn't the best idea. Now, if you're talking about full-body type workouts, we have several of those to choose from.
Hi! I'm doing the leg workout right now and everytime it's killing my legs. Im just wondering what you mean with the lunges. Is it 5 on each leg (10 in total) or is it something different Using weights in both hands
Thx for clearing that up! I have another question wh would be a good warm-up for this program. I just finished a strict barbell program (I'm adding dumbells to mix) where you would do the same program just lighter weight, would that apply to this too Thx again in advance!
I have one week left of this routine, i am trying to build muscle but i have dumbbells, barbell and a bench what new routine will be good to go to next that will allow me to build muscle. I would like to workout at least 5 to 6 times a week.
Hello, so now im searching for a workout routine where i can do ppl of 3 days after eachother and then 1 rest day and keep that cycle going. I have weights and can do some bodyweight training but i dont have any machines. Do u have any programs to recommend
For assistance exercises, Mehdi says to perform one of the following to perform on a workout day. Do 50-100 reps and if you cannot complete all reps with one movement, then choose another and complete the required reps.
Anyone who decides to use this program will be happy to know that training with just a barbell is proven to be very effective. In fact, OMOB was tested on 10 subjects and all gained significant strength during the program (23.6 lbs per lift to be exact).
Another amazing strength routine from the master Jim Stoppani. His creations are guaranteed to give results and you should consider his unique approach for impressive gains. The 33 program is spread out over a 4-day split and each muscle group is worked per each workout day.
People laugh and call me lazy, while they twit around in their three-hour workout making zero progress. Sometimes, instead of what you do in the weight room, it's what you don't do that will lead to success.
I tell guys that the longer your stride, the quicker you'll tear a hamstring. But the problem is, people live for today's workout. No one seems to have the vision anymore to look beyond just what they're doing today.
The Triumvirate uses three exercises per workout, one of which is a core lift. Before each workout, do a warm-up that includes mobility, flexibility, something to raise your core temperature and heart rate (like rope jumping), and foam rolling.
Do three workouts per week. Never train two days in a row or do two workouts in a day. Wait one day before doing your next workout. This gives your body time to recover, get stronger and build muscle so you can lift heavier next workout. Alternate workout A and B each time you train.
You could do four workouts a week. You still have that day off in between but progress will be slightly faster. Most people like having two days off in a row though. And those who start with four usually switch to three later. So stick with three. Your training schedule will be more consistent.
Rest days are crucial to get results on this program. The weight stresses your body every workout. This triggers it to get stronger and build muscle mass so it can better cope with the weight next workout. But your body needs time to recover, gain strength and add muscle.
The less weight you lift, the harder to add 5kg/10lb each workout. You can do it on SQ/DL for a while because they use big muscles (legs, back). The weight is heavier as a result. But Bench/OHP use small muscles (chest, shoulders, arms). The weight is lower which makes big jumps harder.
If the empty bar is too heavy to start with, then use a lighter bar. This is a common issue with females who have less upper-body strength. Use the 5kg/10lb bar or two light dumbbells. Add weight each workout. The program will get you stronger. Switch to the bar when you can lift 20kg/45lb.
If the starting weight is too light, you can fix that by using bigger increments for a couple of workouts. Instead of adding only 2.5kg/5lb, add 5kg/10lb or maybe even 10kg/20lb on SQ/DL. Switch back to the recommended increments once the weights become more challenging.
Warming up makes your workout longer. The stronger you are, the heavier your work weight, and the more warmup sets. Keep your workouts short by not resting between warmup sets. This will give you a good sweat without getting you too tired since the warmup weights are light.
Only deload on the exercise you failed. So if you fail to Squat 55 but did 55 on Bench and Row, then only deload on Squat. And if you fail three workouts in a row on Squat, but only failed one workout on Bench, then deload on Squat but repeat the weight on the Bench Press.
Deloads also prevent mental plateaus. Instead of keep hitting against that brick wall, you stop trying after three failed workouts. Lower the weight instead and work your way up again. The weights will be easy for several workouts. This will build momentum and bring your motivation back.
If you fail three workouts in a row at 55, deload. Fail three workouts in a row again, deload + switch to 35. Three fails in a row at 35, deload + switch to 33. Three fails in a row at 33, deload + switch to 13.
I wish I could still add weight every workout. But I need a slower progression to get stronger. I need to add weight every week. This gives my body more time to recover from the heavier weights stressing it. It gives it a week to get stronger and build muscle to lift heavier next time.
The usual advice is to drink 8x8oz or 3 liters of water a day. But this is aimed at the average sedentary joe. You lift weights and sweat. You need to drink more to replace the water lost during workouts. And the warmer the season or place where you lift, the more water you need to drink.
Many people only sleep six hours a night. But this makes it harder to train hard. You feel more tired and less motivated. The weight feels heavier and more challenging. Getting through your workouts takes more out of you. You fail reps more which slows or stops your progress.
Besides, the more assistance exercises you do, the longer your workout takes. This makes it tempting to take shorter rest times between sets. But that makes it harder to lift heavy as already discussed. It ends up hurting your progress on the main exercises that trigger most growth.
The only way to learn how to balance the bar is to practice it from day one. You do this best using the tool you want to get good at balancing. Use the bar, start light, add weight each workout. Set the pins of the Power Rack to catch failed weight. Fail on purpose a few times to build confidence.
The heavier the weight on your back, the harder your muscles must contract to Squat the weight. The harder they have to work to resist gravity on the way down too. This stress triggers your leg muscles to get stronger and bigger to better handle that weight next workout.
Since you have less testosterone, muscle and size than men, your progress will also be slower. Stick with adding 2.5kg/5lb per workout on your lifts. Get fractional plates so you