Hello mate! For your rest days I would personally suggest doing one day on, one day off and then adding another rest day if you feel you need it. In terms of the exercises you do, keep it as simple as possible for now and just do the lifts mentioned on 5x5. Once your used to the programme and are seeing nice improvements you can add/change things which is what I've done.
Day 1: Squat5x5/Deadlift1x5/Overheadpress5x5.
Day 2: Squat5x5/Benchpress5x5/Row5x5.
After a few weeks or so I decided to swap rows for a different back exercise because I didn't like them, I also added dips and the occasional pullups. Now that my goals have changed ie. I want to add more muscle quickly, I've switched the programme to
Day1. Squat 3x5 + 2x10 (although sometimes I just do the 5x5), Bench press 2 or 3x5 + 2 or 3 x 10/12. (Sorry if this is a little confusing) bicep curls 3x12.
Day2. Deadlift 2x5 + 2x10/12, Overhead press 3x5 + 2x10/12, shrugs (I just go nuts with high reps).
Hope I've helped..although I've more likely confused the shit out of you so sorry! But in conclusion just stick with it as it is for now, make changes when you are confident about the programme
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself
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