? X ? for max gains?

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2006/07/08 11:02:09 (permalink)

? X ? for max gains?

So far i've tried 4x8 but wondered if there was a consensus on the best ?x? for max gains. I think i might try 5X5 for a bit to see where it takes me.

I shall be posting up routine once i got something together that i want to propse sticking to. for now i've just been doing a 4 day split, with compound on 2 seperate days (bench and deads).

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    RE: ? X ? for max gains? 2006/07/08 11:31:27 (permalink)

    There isn't one.

    2x12, 3x10, 4x8, 5x5, 3x6, 5x3, 8x1

    It all works, the secret is 'consistency'.

    You have to pick a routine based on the compound movements with the right rep/set range (suitable for you) that doesn't wear you out after just a few weeks of training, thus allowing for weeks/months of consistent training.

    You can change the rep/set scheme every few weeks if needed as long as you're getting some consistant hard training under your belt you'll make progress (not considering shortcomings in your diet and rest).

    I've also found not training to failure on a regular basis helps keep the cycle going.

    All IMO ofcourse

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    RE: ? X ? for max gains? 2006/07/08 12:37:36 (permalink)
    IMO 5x5 is the best for most lifts.
    Deads and squats excluded. But like said above. You gota find whats right for you.

    In general less reps @ heavier weight = more mass.
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    RE: ? X ? for max gains? 2006/07/08 15:29:35 (permalink)
    i changed routine to 5 x 5 system last year, up 2 stone in a year !
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    RE: ? X ? for max gains? 2006/07/08 18:40:47 (permalink)
    ive just moved up to 7 x 5 i think my body was getting used to 5 x 5, i can feel the result today as im aching a bit which is a good sign, ill do this for a week or so then move up to 5 x 5 again
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