[quote]Patrick Williams wrote:
Why does he recommend 24 to 36 reps / sets for his routines.
Yet he states that 36 to 50 reps are best for hypertrophy?
Shouldn’t the hypertrophy routines have 36 to 50 instead of 24 to 36?
Just curious if this is enough volume for growth…not strength?
I needed 50 reps for the hypertrophy, and lower, high-intensity reps for strength.
Initially, I used CW’s ABBH1&2 and was not happy with gains of either strength or hypertrophy despite full effort and strict adherence to the programs. For me, 24-36 reps at straight sets wasn’t cutting it for either.
I adapted it to what I felt I needed, and now do 3 total body workouts a week with 2 weeks of 5x10 reps for hypertrophy, and 1 week of pyramids for strength (10/8/6/4/2)/ I’ve been gaining in both steadily. I also put in some simple movements after complex movements to supplement areas that lag.
Very cool approach !