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Extra Sets and Reps


#1

I’ve been training for 5 months now. And started an actual workout plan 2 months ago. I’m doing 5x5 ICF but I keep adding in extra reps in between sets and some extra sets aswell. Should I do this? Or just stick to the workout plan? Every time I don’t add in an extra set I feel as though I’ll get fat because I’ve burned less calories. I’m supposed to do 29 sets, but I do 39 sets instead per workout.


#2

Ditch the program.

Get on a proven program, follow to the letter, believe in said program, reap the rewards.


#3

What program do you suggest? And is it worth it adding in extra sets and reps


#4

What’s your goal?
How much time do you have to train?
Preference on PPL, Full body, split, etc?

smdh


#5

just push it on one of these and you wont want anything extra…


#6

I prefer full body, my goal to build muscle mass I normally train for 3 hours but I don’t have much time in general.


#7

Training for a marathon?

And contradict much?

Look up Waterbury’s work. Lots to choose from. I think Chris C wrote an article also on full body WO.


#8

Yeah thats totally counter productive for a beginner(and pretty much everyone)