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Stronglifts: The Next Generation Of Workouts

Posted on October 28th, 2015 @ 6:00 am in Health by Meagan W
Stronglifts: The Next Generation Of Workouts

One of the simplest and most effective workout regiments that is available today. It's ability to gain strength by building muscle and burning fat is the newest approach to the modern workout plan that is all the rage. In three easy exercises, three times per week, for at least 45 minutes, will help you to achieve both the strength you desire with the figure you crave. 

There are two sets of workouts, Workout A and Workout B. When you first begin week 1 you will perform Workout A, two days later you will perform workout B and alternate accordingly. A sample is below. In order to properly perform Stronglifts each exercies must be executed with 5 sets of 5 reps at a weight where proper form is not compromised. Note: you must be able to perform all 5 sets in order to properly follow this program. Thus, ensure that the weight you are choosing is appropriate for your level of strength. Don't be discouraged to start light, you will grow quickly in strength over the coming weeks. 

Week 1

Workout A; Monday: Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row

Workout B; Wednesday: Squat, Overhead Press, Deadlift

Workout A; Friday: Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row

Below are the seven core exercies for Stronglifts

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Squat: Keep your head up, feet shoulder width apart, and toes slightly kanted outward. Squat down until your hips are below your knees. 

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Deadlift: With the weight on the floor, pull the bar up, keeping your back straight and head aligned with spine, until you've lifted and locked you hips and knees. 

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Bench Press: Lie on your back with your feet firmly on the floor. Unrack the bar until your arms are straight. Begin to lower it to your mid-chest. Press it back up until you have locked your elbows. 

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Overhead Press: Proper position begins with your feet shoulder width apart ad the bar resting on your shoulders. In one swift movement, press the bar over your hear until your elbows are locked. Try avoiding the use of your legs for momentum. 

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Barbell Row: Begin with the weight on the floor, as the same with a deadlift. Bend over, with a straight back and grab the bar. Pull the bar up toward your lower chest while keeping your torso horizontal.

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Pullups: Start by hanging from the pullup bar. Grip the bar shoulder width apart with straigh arms. Begin pulling yourself up, without using the momentum of your lower body. Keep pulling yourself up until your chin pass the bar. 

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Dips: Begin by raining yourself on the dip bars. Lower your body in one movement until you have reached a 90 degree angle. Once you have achieved this, raise your body back up until your arms are straight again. 

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