5x5 Intro to Strength Program
When done properly the 5x5 plan, although simple, is highly effective in gaining strength and mass. Three exercises are done each workout all performed 5 reps of 5 sets, under control on the eccentric phase of the exercise. Starting on a comfortable weight and adding 2.5 or 5kg each workout depending on the exercise. In the first week you will find what weight you will start on for each exercise that is not too easy or too hard, working towards 85% of 1RM. Also getting the technique correct is vital.