Hypertrphy training and a 5x5.
Hey everyone. I've been asking around and people say that a 5x5 is orientated towards strength rather than hypertrophy. My main goal is to get bigger. Given this, ou think I should research this hypertrophy specific training stuff or it it just a load of crap?
Frankies program has given me an awesome base, but, people are suggesting I up the reps and do hypertrophy specific training -what is this hypertrophy specific training?
Frankies is fantastic but it is a 5x5. I notice Big Al and most of you blokes like a 5x5 or low reps high sets (4-5x3-6) to the "hypertrophy specific" low sets and high reps (2-3x8-10).
I'm getting confused. Am I doing a powerlifting program or a bodybuilding program? or, abit of both? What training is best for size?
I've hit 15 weeks on Frankies and I guess i'm getting bored, and/or curious about "other methods". From you more experienced lifters, am I wasting my time looking around?
PS: I was thinking a 5x5 on bench, deads and squats. Plus, 2 support exercises for each muscle group at 2 or 3x8 - is that more hypertrophy specific or this this hypertrophy specific thing just another thing to confuse us newbies and stuff up our progress on the simple and effective training?
Oh yeah, alot of people are tellin me to up my "volume" - what is this? Mind you, this advice are from those guys that always seem to be the same size (you know, the ones that congregate around the preacher curl and don't know what a deadlift is).
post edited by capa - 2005/07/27 15:24:28