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    5x5 or 3x10 sets first?

    For my shoulders I do 3x10 military press and 3x10 seated DB press. I want to change so that I do 5x5 for military and 3x10 for seated DB press, my question is should I do the 5x5 first or the 3x10 first? My main goal for shoulders is hypertrophy.

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    If you're going to do 5x5 and 3x10, I say go 5x5 first (you want to get the heavy work in first, which is 5x5).

    Since your goal is hypertrophy, you can stick with 2 of 3x10.

    How do shoulders fit into the rest of your workout split?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
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    I've been lifting for two years, I don't need the friggin' basics explained to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles1975 View Post
    I've been lifting for two years, I don't need the friggin' basics explained to me.
    Some people huh? Trying to make yourself look clever were you?
    Then what is your entire split?

    By the way... you asked a "basics" question building off of an incorrect premise that you have asserted... that hypertrophy is a more of a function of set/rep scheme than calories. anyone who has been in the game for two years should know that caloric manipulation is the way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Then what is your entire split?

    By the way... you asked a "basics" question building off of an incorrect premise that you have asserted... that hypertrophy is a more of a function of set/rep scheme than calories. anyone who has been in the game for two years should know that caloric manipulation is the way to do it.
    What? Please show me where I said that set/rep schemes are a bigger hypertrophy factor than diet. Of course calorific intake is a more important factor, but that doesn't mean that it's the ONLY factor. I am simply trying to get every factor pointing in the same direction - ie geared towards hypertrophy.
    Never try to tell me what premises I am trying to assert, fool.

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    What is your entire split?
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