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4x6 or 3x8 for Assistance Exercises?

Wouldn’t heavier weights of 4x6 be more towards strength gains than size gains? My main lifts are all done 5x5 except the deadlift (2x5).

Why not use both.

I wouldn’t use 4x6 for your assistance work. Get your strength work from your main lifts, use the assistance to build up some muscle.

Anywhere from 8-15 reps should be fine. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3x8, 4x10, 3x12, etc.

As long as the big lifts are going up its not that big a deal, saying that 5x10 is good or even the occasional sets of 20 or 10x10 for stubborn body parts

Sets of 3-5 if you want to get strong and big, sets of 15-20 if you want to cut up. Just kidding, it’s assistance, make progress in the BB lifts.

[quote]Chris87 wrote:
I wouldn’t use 4x6 for your assistance work. Get your strength work from your main lifts, use the assistance to build up some muscle.

Anywhere from 8-15 reps should be fine. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3x8, 4x10, 3x12, etc.[/quote]
This.

3-5 sets x 8-12 reps for a few exercises . It’s a big range because, in the long run, it’s not the most important thing to worry about.

Now please, hurrdurr, stop tripping over small details like this stuff.

Great recent article Chris

[quote]chobbs wrote:
Great recent article Chris[/quote]
Thanks man.

I was hoping it would be A SIMPLE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO SET UP THEIR TRAINING PROGRAM.

Oh, sorry. Got a little carried away there. :wink: