5x5: How many exercises a day? Best ones?
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:30 pm
I'm starting a 5x5 routine today. I know about the big compound exercises and I will be doing those. I have heard a lot of conflicting info about how many exercises to do in a workout/day. I also heard that you shouldn't do isolation stuff while doing a 5x5. I also hear a lot about each individual needing a different routine. I'm still new to lifting so I'm sure I will see big gains from whatever I choose to do. I guess if anyone can give me a general idea of some of the big "no no's" I would appreciate that. Also, Rest periods?? Lots of conflicting stuff on that too. Can I lift again if I don't have any soreness the next day? Should I do one day on, one day off. How about the mon,tues,off,thurs,fri,off,off thing?? As you can tell I'm kind of stuck on this. I don't want to experience the dreaded over working myself, but I also don't want to take it too lightly. Thanks for the help everyone!