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2004/02/10 14:25:54 (permalink)
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Number of sets for different rep ranges....

Are there any guidelines for the number of sets in a workout ? I'm doing 5x5 at the moment which works out as 15 sets / workout. If I was using 3x8 would I still do the same number of sets ?

I've heard that the higher the rep range the less sets u need. Is this true ?
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    RE: Number of sets for different rep ranges.... 2004/02/10 16:13:44 (permalink)
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    Personally I'll go for 5x5 or 4x6 or 3x8.... which are actually more similar in total number of reps. No real reason for this tho really other than they can all be worked fairly heavy [:P] it works for me and I like it.

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    RE: Number of sets for different rep ranges.... 2004/02/10 18:01:28 (permalink)
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    Ok 5x5 is done using 3 exercises. Should you therefore do the same number of exercises with 3x8 or can you do more ?

    For example a typical 5x5 'push day' might look something like....

    bench
    military press
    tricep dips

    would you need more exercises if you did 3x8 since you are using a lower weight or would the above routine be enough volume ?
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    RE: Number of sets for different rep ranges.... 2004/02/10 18:14:15 (permalink)
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    I'm probably not best placed to comment as I don't follow a push/pull program myself. I follow a 4 day split with 2-3 exercises per muscle group. I would suspect with a push/pull program 3x8 would not be the best approach due to lack of volume.
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    RE: Number of sets for different rep ranges.... 2004/02/10 20:09:45 (permalink)
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    I'm following 5x5 at the moment, but I'm trying to design a beginers program for a friend who will train about 3 days a week. So maybe it would be better to use the following split

    chest+tris, back+bis and legs+shoulders

    I think as you say a push-pull program with 3x8 would not be ideal, and seems more geared towards 5x5
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