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StrongLifts 5x5 - Workout A

Part of the StrongLifts 5x5 Beginner Program program.

This workout has never been performed.

Description

Squats and bench press: 5 sets of 5. Inverted rows and push-ups: 3 sets to failure. Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 30.

Exercise Routine

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Squats - Barbell

Rest a barbell on the upper portion of your back, not your neck. Firmly grip the bar with your hands almost twice your shoulder width apart. Position your feet about shoulder width apart and your toes...

Routine:

Set 1: 5 reps

Set 2: 5 reps

Set 3: 5 reps

Set 4: 5 reps

Set 5: 5 reps

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Bench Press - Barbell, Flat

Lie on a flat bench and firmly position your feet flat on the floor a little more than shoulder width apart. Keep your back flat on the bench! Using a grip broader than shoulder width, hold the barbel...

Routine:

Set 1: 5 reps

Set 2: 5 reps

Set 3: 5 reps

Set 4: 5 reps

Set 5: 5 reps

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Inverted Row

Use a Smith machine bar or an Olympic bar on a rack. Lower the bar to about waist high. The lower the bar the more intense it will be. Lay down on the floor under the bar and reach up with a reverse g...

Routine:

Set 1: -

Set 2: -

Set 3: -

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Push-Ups

Position yourself so that your hands are directly below your shoulders and toes are on the ground. Hold your body up with a straight back. Keep your head back and lower your chest down towards the g...

Routine:

Set 1: -

Set 2: -

Set 3: -

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Crunch - Reverse

Like on the floor on your back. Put your hands by your sides with your feet up and your thighs perpendicular to the floor. They should not go down lower than this during the movement. Using your lower...

Routine:

Set 1: 12 reps

Set 2: 12 reps

Set 3: 12 reps