The next best routine
- 12-14-2010, 04:34 PM
The next best routine
I have been training with a 5x5 program for a while and am thinking about switching things up and going with higher rep ranges to give my joints and tendons a break from the heavier work. I still want to stick to mainly compound movements but im not sure how many sets and reps to do for them. I would like to focus more on gaining size during this time as well. My strength shot up while i have been doing the 5x5 but my size is not what i would expect it to be with the weights i can handle now.
Any advice on a new routine for me or what set/ rep ranges should i use.
- 12-14-2010, 04:57 PM
First four weeks should give your joints a nice break.P-Mag + P-Stanz Log
- 12-18-2010, 11:47 PM
I second HST. Make sure you don't start your routine with your weights too low though or you won't see the growth a lot of folks get from it.
12-18-2010, 11:52 PM
- 5'1" 123 lbs.
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- Mar 2008
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How To Maximize Mass Through Weights and Adaptation for principles on how you should structure a training programme for mass. The article also contains a sample training programme for an ADVANCED trainee which you might want to check out. Otherwise, as it states, any high intensity, high volume training programme will work for mass gains - so long as you are EATING for gains!
12-22-2010, 02:52 AM
12-22-2010, 03:45 AM
I've always been a fan of 4x8-12 for higher rep training.
12-22-2010, 03:11 PM
12-22-2010, 07:25 PM
After a couple months, I will then do pyramids for about a month to finish off my high rep routine. IMO pyramids are too taxing on my CNS to do for a prolonged period of time.
Every person is different though, but I have been having some pretty solid results from doing this.
It's a couple years worth of experimenting with different high rep methods.
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