Opinion of Massaroni's Hypertrophy Cluster Set?

What’s your opinion on Filippo Massaroni’s cluster set?
I’ll translate:

Take you 8rm:
Perform 5 reps, rest 30 seconds, perform another 5 reps, rest 30 seconds and repeat until you can’t perform 5 reps anymore.

Rest 3-5 minutes

Repeat with previous weight (of course you’ll get a lower number of sets)

That’s it for your main lift for that muscle

I’ve used that many many years ago. Probably 10+ years ago (might even have written about it). I called them “hard 5s”.

It works. Pretty much an extended rest/pause set. And rest/pause always works.


Nice! When would you bump up the weight in your “hard 5s”?