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Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8

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Nautilian
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2004/03/23 18:00:27 (permalink)
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Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8

Hi there gents,

I have been on Frankies 5x5's routine and I am really enjoying it, but the other day I saw some guys gyming out, to cut a story short it turned out that the one guy was a gym instructor. I told him about Frankies 5x5 and all my gym routines. The guy said to me that 5x5 is more a powerlifting routine than building muscle, that 5x5's create strength more than muscle volume. He suggested that 4x8 is a much better idea.

Structure is as follows for his routine:

Set 1: 50% output
Set 2: 80% output
Set 3: 100% output
Set 4: 110% output

Min 6 reps and only go up in weight when set 4 is at 8 reps.

Now look, I rather listen to you guys than the morons here in South Africa, but I am just curious, as this guy threw into my face that he has been instructing for 8 years *sigh* if only he knew.

So could someone please clarify this please.

Thanks guys
Ele
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    gazdai
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    RE: Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8 2004/03/23 19:12:56 (permalink)
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    5x5 kicks ass. Just read some of the posts on the original FrankieNY 5x5 thread and you'll see that all the takers have had great benefits from it. As for Mr. Personal trainer dude, I hate guys like that generally, strength and muscle volume are the same thing in 5x5. Aim to add weight and you'll build muscle, you are not training for a pump or for DOMS or whatever else. No one ever got stonger and smaller! [^]
    His routine may not be rubbish, would prob'ly be fine for a begginer with some tweaking, but it's not as good as 5x5 IMHO. Chances are, if he's been instructing for 8 years - he stopped learning about bodybuilding 8 years ago, and is now well out of date! [:o)]
    And 110% output? Why try to lift more than you are capable of? Injury alert! Succeed with your maximum, then increase the weight next workout.
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    Canarian Roy
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    RE: Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8 2004/03/23 19:29:04 (permalink)
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    lol, gazdai, i though thesame about the 110% output.

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    BrizoH
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    RE: Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8 2004/03/23 21:58:11 (permalink)
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    I'd like to hear him explain how you can do 8 reps 10% over your your max in your final set...

    Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Some poor sods probably pay this guy to train them [Dodgy Mr T Impersonation] I pity the fools [/Dodgy Mr T Impersonation]
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    gazdai
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    RE: Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8 2004/03/23 22:10:01 (permalink)
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    quote:
    [Dodgy Mr T Impersonation] I pity the fools [/Dodgy Mr T Impersonation]



    LMAO! [:p][:p] That's some funny sh!t bro...
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