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Sets/Reps for High Volume Training


#1

Which would be a better set/rep scheme for size and strength, 10x10 or 5x5 followed by 5x10? eg. on Bench 10 sets of 155x10 or 5 sets 225x5 then 5 sets 155x10


#2

Look into german volume training


#3

[quote]Blinded_Prophet wrote:
Which would be a better set/rep scheme for size and strength, 10x10 or 5x5 followed by 5x10? eg. on Bench 10 sets of 155x10 or 5 sets 225x5 then 5 sets 155x10[/quote]
10x10 wouldn’t have as much strength benefit compared to the other setup. 5x5 followed by 5x10 would be less volume overall, but a higher relative intensity since you’re moving more weight for the 5x5 work. So, as with any training plan, your specific goal is a factor in which way to go.

[quote]eatliftsleep wrote:
Look into german volume training[/quote]
Yep, it’s a classic routine for a reason. Or check Thibaudeau’s OVT version which is actually incorporates the 5x5 parameters.