5x5 vs 3x10

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  1. Samcanadian

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    I've been sticking to a 3x10 routine most of this year, and have a month and a half before I hit Hawaii. I wanna cut it up a bit, and to make a long story short I heard that going to a 5x5 routine will help avoid overworking teh muscles.

    what do you guys think of this? I was considering going halfway and maybe trying a 4x6 routine but I wanted to get a bit of advice first.

    Heck, I doubt it'll make that much of a difference anyway.
     
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    do both
     
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    both are dumb, continually vary rep ranges


    edit: what i meant to say is sticking to one is dumb imo. u know the whole shocking your body by changing rep range.. exercises... exercise order... etc. etc..
     
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    :werd: Ive been doing this for 4 weeks, im gonna make aprogress pics thread here in a bit.
     
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    um 5x5 is quite a lot of volume. especially if doing with straight weight. focus on your diet moreso than your training
     
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    Yeah, diet's my main focus right now, and I'm guessing that not too much is going to change as a result of my workout rather than what I eat.

    I just thought if you guys had some shocking revelation to hit me with, I'd give it a shot.
     
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    i'd recommend 5x5 over 3x10, simply because 5x5 you'll mainly be hitting compound movements which will have a higher caloric expenditure than isolation movements.
     
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    I've done both and I found that I gain maximum strength and minimal mass on a 5x5 and maximum mass and minimal strength on a 3x10.
     
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    I was thinking 4x7+forced reps.
     
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    5x5 for squats, pulls, and bench. everything else do whatever you like.
     
  14. evolude

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    i like 10x15
     
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    Thats why you don't weigh 200lbs dude...you gotta do more volume!! 20x20 or you are a pussy.
     
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    i don't weigh 200 lbs. because i started lifting weighing 160s... i gain a healthy 1 lbs. a month without HRT... i could hit 200 easy just by increasing calories above maintenance but don't care for the extra fat... :o
     
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    HRT is the new hotness. oohhh im feeling tired lately, my libido down...i think my test levels are below normal given an obscure relative range:mamoru:
     
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