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I am about to finish Strong Curves. Loved it and gave me awesome results.
Now I am torn - should I move to 5x5 or the like with a bunch of accessory lifts that I liked in Strong Curves? Or try something new? I don't quite feel ready to build my own program. Nothing on bodybuilding.com really jumped at me so I am asking here.

Ideas? B

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  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    I am doing Strong Curves right now. When I'm done, I'm thinking of trying PHUL. I'll likely replace the calf exercises with hip thrusts.

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/phul-workout
  • Peacefulkancer
    Peacefulkancer Posts: 16 Member
    edited March 2015
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    I am a big supporter of SL 5x5. You get to see improvements all the time and the full body movements/exercises keep your body burning even when you aren't working out. Also, the workouts aren't long or complex - three exercises a day, three times a week.
  • lishie_rebooted
    lishie_rebooted Posts: 2,973 Member
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    ICF 5x5
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,136 Member
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    how long have you been lifting for?

    I think that one should always follow a structured program because they are designed by pros….
  • sengalissa
    sengalissa Posts: 253 Member
    edited March 2015
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    ndj1979 wrote: »
    how long have you been lifting for?

    I think that one should always follow a structured program because they are designed by pros….
    about one year. I actually started with stronglifts but felt it was so "bare" with only three exercises. I like some diversity, which made strong curves perfect in my eyes.

    Yes, the more I read about how to design a program, the more I get intimidated by it! I'd like to get a good-to-go thing.
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,136 Member
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    I have never looked into new rules of lifting for woman, but I a lot of woman seems to like it…

    also, this site has some good workoutshttp://www.muscleandstrength.com

    i am currently doing this one andy ave been doing it for about three months and really like it..http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/4-day-power-muscle-burn-workout-split.html < it is more of an intermediate program with a lot of volume, but if you have a year in then I think you should be able to handle it….
  • sengalissa
    sengalissa Posts: 253 Member
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    jemhh wrote: »
    I am doing Strong Curves right now. When I'm done, I'm thinking of trying PHUL. I'll likely replace the calf exercises with hip thrusts.

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/phul-workout

    Hey, thanks, that looks great!!
    I am cutting a little more aggressively right now, adding quite some cardio, but eventually in a few weeks I want to focus on lifting again and eat at least on maintenance. PHUL program sounds perfect for that!
  • gmallan
    gmallan Posts: 2,099 Member
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    I really liked German Volume Training for adding muscle mass and there's a lot of evidence that females respond well to higher volume training
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,136 Member
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    jemhh wrote: »
    I am doing Strong Curves right now. When I'm done, I'm thinking of trying PHUL. I'll likely replace the calf exercises with hip thrusts.

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/phul-workout

    damn that is some serious VOLUME…..

    I might have to give that one a shot in four to six months...