I have been introduced to Greyskull LP. Honestly, if I had known about this before SL, I would have started on it.
Here’s what I love about it:
- AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) – Your last set is as many sets as you can do before technical failure. (If I you are familiar with bodybuilding, you know that it’s when you hit failure is when you are doing real growth to the muscle. In powerlifting training, try to leave one in the tank.) Where this comes in handy is if you have to do deload, you drop the weight by 30% but you can still hit rep PR on the last set. You are always making progress even if you have to deload.
- Not so many damn Squats – Not Squats every day. Not 5×5 but it’s 2×5 plus 1×5+. The volume won’t be as much as SL but my focus is on Deadlifts, not Squats.
- Moar Deadlifts – I mean, I am going to do 5×5 if I want. But with AMRAP, I get to stack up my Deadlift reps as many as I can bang out.
- Fewer Main Lifts per training day – With SL, I had to superset arm work with my three main lift work. With GS, you only have two main lifts. If I wanted, I can switch to either another arm workout (alternating tris and bis) or the one I am leaning towards is superset with arms and add one workout hitting both biceps and triceps.
I am switching to Greyskull on Monday.
Here’s my last SL5x5 workout:
- Squats 45; 45; 95; 135
- OHP 45; 45; 65
- Deadlifts 135, 185, 225
- High Bar Barbell Back Squats 5×5 175#
- Triceps Pushdowns 5×10 80#
- Overhead Press 5×5 105#
- Lat Pulldowns 5×5 135#
- Deadlifts 1×5 255#
- Triceps Pushdowns Dropsets
Results: All in all, I am glad I tried out SL. I have gotten in some serious work and I have never been so strong in my life.
Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.
Food: 2,040cal 186c 77f 141p