Got a couple questions for the pros. These are pretty simple for most, but I'm trying to make sure I understand the fundamentals so bear with me.
I'm trying to develop my own training routine for a bulking cycle and I want to get the most from it. These questions can be answered with opinion, scientific fact, or whats generally recommended or viewed as being correct.
[list=1][*]How many sets is generally viewed as sufficient? (This can be dependant on the excercise, or whatever)[*]If doing more than one set, if you're trying to go to failure, should the weight be increased or stay the same?[*]How many times per week should a workout be performed (keep in mind this is a natural cycle)? 3, 5, 7?[*]How long should a workout be? 30 min, 1hr, etc[/list=1]
Like I said, I am trying to custom fit a routine that will work for me, and I have heard many different opinions on the matter. The most stable idea is that the reps for everything should be between 6-10 and go to positive failure. Weights would need to be heavy, and training should be moderate with no burnouts or supersets for a hardgainer.
Any input, links, thoughts or anything else would be appreciated. Thanks in advance