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  1. MRCooper

    MRCooper New Member

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    This has always been a question of mine that ive never had an answer for and was hoping you guys could help me out. In regards to what sort of reps you would be going for if you were bulking. Would i benefit more from a 5x5, 3x10, a 12,10,10,8 split or is should i go to whats comfortable? i really dont know and would appreciate the help.

    Also curious, a buddy of mine that works out at the same gym is doing a routine where he does heaviest weight first on each workout then goes into lighter weight for the rest of his sets. Is this actually beneficial, as he told me that going from a lighter weight to a heavier your not getting as many as you could on the heavier stuff?
     
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    amen. 5 exercises too.
     
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    sweet thanks a lot fellas. When you say 5 exercises to do you mean i should be doin 5 for each musclegroup when im doing this rep scheme? That seems like a lot of volume or am i wrong.
     
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    yeah, 5 exercises per muscle group is what i do...and 5 sets of each exercise

    i used to do a 10-8-8-6-4 scheme but i've been seeing much better gains with the 5x5. sometimes i dont really get a 5x5, some sets i'll get maybe 6 or 7 reps, but i try to keep it close to 5... just go to failure each set except for maybe the first of each exercise
     
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    ok thanks.
     
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    all types of rep schemes for all training times....you should incorporate a mixture of high medium and low reps, bulking increase volume, cutting decrease volume.
     
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    How do i tell though which exercises should get a what sort of rep scheme? Do i base it on the intesity of the exercise such as DL's or Squats as to Bicep Curls or shrugs?
     
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    vary the repitition schemes on your big compound movements, the other stuff, don't worry to much about.
     
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    yer wtf hey, ronnie in the hizzle
     
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    ok vary the larger compound movements, should i go for a 3x8 sort of rep for the others then?
     
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    nah man

    just vary everything
     
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    Alright thanks for the help guys.
     
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    yes. it's actually working quite well for me, thanks. i give each muscle group its own day, and do them each once a week.
     
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    or i just push myself hard. i go to failure on every set except for the first in each exercise. thanks.
     
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    lot of volume there
     
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    you do a 5X5 for isolation? :confused:
     
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    numeros? time lifting? time doing this routine?
     
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    havent done legs in a while because of lacrosse season and then my knee giving me problems....so i dont have my squat or DL #'s.....

    been lifting serisouly for about 6 or 7 months
    was ~145 when i started, now i'm up to ~163 and i'm 5'9

    bench went from about 185 to 225

    i spend about 45 mins in the gym each day, depending on if i lift alone or with my lifting bud

    been doign the 5x5 for a couple months now
     
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    oh yeah, i forgot you watch me work out. dumb fuck
     
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    shut up and lift
     
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