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WillWalton
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2014/10/23 11:22:44 (permalink)

Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength?

I've been training for size for quite a while now and fancy doing a bit of strength training but I wondered if I switch to a 5x5 workout program will I see an increase in size aswell as strength?
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/10/23 11:29:36 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby DaveW3000 2014/10/25 16:28:34
If you eat enough sure you will, you can still do a set of 8-10 reps at the end to give you the extra bit of volume, but focussing on 5x5 and progressing in the weights you're lifting will bring size if you're eating enough.

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/10/27 13:27:32 (permalink)
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I've been training for size for quite a while now and fancy doing a bit of strength training but I wondered if I switch to a 5x5 workout program will I see an increase in size aswell as strength?



5x5 is an excellent programme for strength and size, I used it to begin strength training and to get my numbers up. I then moved on to my own programme http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/articles/powerlifter.aspx when I no longer saw the same benefits.
 
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/07 05:46:02 (permalink)
I think it depends how big you are when you start.  I got strength gains from 5x5 but no size gains.  
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/07 07:18:47 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby boar 2014/12/06 18:32:35
I'd go 5x5 on the main lifts with some assistance work at higher rep ranges - all bases covered.
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/07 09:17:35 (permalink)
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I think it depends how big you are when you start.  I got strength gains from 5x5 but no size gains.  


Absolutely this.
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/07 15:50:18 (permalink)
Strength gains without size gains ?? mmm? Not sure about that.
 
A 5 x 5 program should give mass gains. Well it has for me .
 

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/07 15:52:11 (permalink)
Why is that so hard to believe?
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/11 04:13:18 (permalink)
You aren't going to get massive gains by switching to 5x5 if your previous routine gave you massive gains already.
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/11 07:33:58 (permalink)
Eat some more.

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/12 03:57:45 (permalink)
Gimme a break please.  No matter how much you eat you aren't going to get massive gains on a 5x5 if you've been training effectively on a good diet for years.  At this point any routine switch is going to have mild effects.  That's why I said "It depends how big you were to start with"
Also if you were training for size before and you switch to 5x5 which is strength/size.  Your size gains are probably going to slow down, as your training becomes less focused on size.
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/12 18:28:51 (permalink)
Blimey! if you feel that strongly about it then throw in some higher rep isolation work, or do a set of ten at the end of your 5x5 workout, and eat some more, or go balls deep and do a shed load of volume, if you feel you really have to.

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/13 10:24:55 (permalink)
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I'd go 5x5 on the main lifts with some assistance work at higher rep ranges - all bases covered.




This! 
 
But to answer your original question, as long as you're overloading your muscles each workout and strength is increasing (via rep range or overall weight) then your muscles will grow.  If you start seeing diminishing returns from one routine, swap for something else.

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/13 10:35:38 (permalink)
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I'd go 5x5 on the main lifts with some assistance work at higher rep ranges - all bases covered.




 
as long as you're overloading your muscles each workout and strength is increasing (via rep range or overall weight) then your muscles will grow.


Absolute nonsense.
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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/13 10:49:44 (permalink)
^ Oh really?

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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/16 22:05:49 (permalink)
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I'd go 5x5 on the main lifts with some assistance work at higher rep ranges - all bases covered.




 
as long as you're overloading your muscles each workout and strength is increasing (via rep range or overall weight) then your muscles will grow.


Absolute nonsense.




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Re: Is 5x5 good for mass aswell as strength? 2014/11/16 23:38:22 (permalink)
5x5 is still 25 reps of mechanical tension on the muscles progressively overload this stimulus to continue to force an adaptation, i guess your question would depend on your training history, guessing you asking this question you havnt done this rep/set range so give it a go, when you stagnate, change something :)
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