About the PRs, Thx Chewy!
About the program, not much gets by you!
You're right Chewy. It has been around much longer. Though, it is recommended as an intermediate program following the SL 5x5 beginner. So, I just spoke about it that way.
The excel file I downloaded is named 5x5_intermediate_v0.3 (from the SL site - which is why I thought it was the SL 5x5 intermediate - oops!
) It's really user friendly...at least for me. (when I opened the file it actually says at the top in big bold letters Bill Starr 5x5.) http://stronglifts.com/madcow/5x5_Progr ... e_v0.3.zip
Perhaps, I should have specified that it is Bill Starr's/Madcow's 5x5.
I should've given credit where credit is due.
And, yes, I also think it looks better than the SL advanced. As I understand what I've read, it's set up as a periodized program whereas Bill Starr's is linear - of which, there is an advanced version that is also periodized once the linear progression runs out.http://stronglifts.com/madcow/5x5_Progr ... ar_5x5.htm
"After a while, linear progress doesn't work so well. You want to do this for as long as you can. And I mean, resetting and running at your records, changing some exercises, rep ranges, whatever, just keep trying to get some linear progress as you want to milk this kind of progression for all it's worth. After a while it will become pretty obvious this doesn't work for you any more. Welcome to periodization."http://stronglifts.com/madcow/5x5_Progr ... d_v0.3.zip
I found these links very useful:http://stronglifts.com/madcow/http://stronglifts.com/madcow-5x5-training-programs/http://stronglifts.com/madcow/5x5_Progr ... ed_5x5.htm