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Testing the efficacy of conditioning workouts usually rests on measuring the output of the workout, i.e. X per time unit, where X can be watts, miles, punches thrown, whatever. More vague methods of tracking progress include feeling fresh at the end of a workout, or being able to complete a given workout more quickly, being able to shorten rest periods, or ...
You are not doing any bicep exercises, so no, this doesn't look like a good plan to get pretty biceps. Add some pulling exercises like pull-ups, chin-ups, or curls. For abs, you'll need to do a little ab work (such as your leg raises), but more importantly you'll need low body fat through diet and cardio. It's not part of your question, but since you're a ...
It's important to realize that rowing is primarily a leg exercise, it's like a horizonntle power clean, arms and back just carry through the power generated by the legs. Given the high volume of squats in the 5x5 program, intense rowing is likely to wear out your legs, but light rowing is probably ok if it is absolutely needed. This is from the standpoint ...
I haven't used those resistive narrow bands meant to assist traditional barbell exercises, but I have worked as an assistant to two physical therapists, and I remember hearing the advice given to patients to not stretch a Thera band (used in occupational therapy) to over 3 times the band's length. It is confirmed on the band usage manual too.
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