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I've recently read that I'd benefit from a 5x5 routine of various compound exercises. (the objective is to achieve muscle growth)
The weight should be sufficiently heavy so I can only just manage the 5th rep. In order to progress when all 5 sets can be completed then up the weight. That can be interpreted as that when I start the routine I won't complete a total of 25 reps for a given exercise.
Does this mean that I shouldn't be using the same weight on all sets? If not, does it mean that each set the weight will be getting lighter or heavier or doesn't it make any difference?
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RE: Stupid question?
depends which 5x5 your doing there all different, for most you :
keep the weight constant for all 5 sets, if you complete them all then the next day you increas the weight by a few kgs. dont increase the weight until you can complete 5sets of 5 reps.
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RE: Stupid question?
i find if my progress slows on something i.e. bench .... if i do a 5x5 routine on that for a week with a slightly heavier weight, come the next week ive increased by a couple of pounds
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