Welcome to The 5×5 Project website. My name is Dan and I’ve started this blog to talk about bodybuilding, health and fitness.
So what is 5×5?
Well a 5×5 workout is when you do 5 sets of 5 reps with very little break in between.
So for example you might do 5 reps of bench press and while you’re in that position you’ll have a 5-10 second break and then do another 5 reps until you’ve done that 5 times for a total of 25 reps.
The most difficult thing is picking the correct weight. It’s easy to pick a weight that’s too heavy and then you’re struggling after just 15 reps and you don’t want to go too light either so the 5×5 workouts take a bit of practice.
Now not all my workouts are 100% 5×5. I still do drop sets and pyramid sets but in every workout I like to do at least 3 5×5 sets on whatever body part I’m working on.
For example if I’m doing chest day I might do a 5×5 dumbbell chest press, 5×5 incline press and a 5×5 wide grip pushups and mix some drops sets in there too.
I also like the do my 5×5 sets towards the end of my workouts when I’ve already got a good pump and sweat going because this just seems to be the best time to do a 5×5 set.
So yeah, I’ll be talking a lot about The 5×5 Project I’m doing on this blog.
My goal is to become muscular/ripped and all natural.
Don’t get me wrong I still use supplements and I’ll talk about the ones that I use on the blog soon as well.
As well as the 5×5 project I’ll also be posting articles about health and fitness because I love to be healthy.
One thing I’m doing right now is the Keto diet. It’s where you eat 75% fats, 20% protein and 5% carbs.
It’s a struggle at first as your body adapts but so far I’m really enjoying the effects. My mind seems to be a lot clearer and I have more energy.
So I’ll definitely be talking more about the Keto diet on here as well.
As well as that you can expect articles on stuff for guys. Anything to do with male self improvement because that’s what I’m into.
Awesome, so thanks for visiting The 5×5 Project website and thanks for reading. Stay strong!