I was wondering if you're allowed to add anything to strong lifts? This Sunday I am going to do the basic strong lifts workout 3 days a week. The workout is very simple and only has 3 exercises per each of your days and is focused around the big 5 lifts (Squat, Bench, Barbell Rows, Dead Lift, and Military Press) The workout site states that I have to start at a certain weight for each exercise and do all of them for 5 sets of 5 reps each except for Dead lift because that is only 1 set of 5. Each workout, im supposed to add only 5 pounds to the lift. Now I have heard nothing but amazing things about this workout but to me it seems a little... well... LITTLE. Has anyone ever done the full workout without adding anything on? Has anyone made huge gains with this? Would it hurt to add maybe 1 or 2 sets of 1 other lift to each day or does that defeat the purpose?
The workout is like this
Barbell Row 5X5
Squat 5 X5
Military Press (overhead Press) 5X5
Dead Lift 1 X5
barbell row 5X5
Would it be okay to add in 1 set of leg extensions and 1 set of leg curls on monday for 5 reps?
For wednesday may I add 1 or 2 sets of Lat Pull Downs or Chin ups?
For Friday, can I add incline dumbell bench?
Would thsi over complicate the workout?
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