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    Mixing heavy weight/low rep days with high volume days?

    Any advantage of doing heavy weight/low rep workouts and high volume/low weight workouts in the same week?

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    If you're doing a push/pull mix or upper/lower split, then, yes, otherwise, I wouldn't see an advantage to it.
    A periodize 5X5 has you do 6-8 weeks of 5X5, a week of 'deloading' - light weight/high reps and then 2-4 weeks of 3X3.
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    As long as you aren't overtraining I don't see any problems with it. In fact, isn't that concept common in many bodybuilding routines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    If you're doing a push/pull mix or upper/lower split, then, yes, otherwise, I wouldn't see an advantage to it.
    A periodize 5X5 has you do 6-8 weeks of 5X5, a week of 'deloading' - light weight/high reps and then 2-4 weeks of 3X3.

    periodize?

    and that brings up another question. If I do 150pounds on the bench 5 times on the first set and then I cant get it up 5 times on the 3rd set...should I drop the weight so that I can get 5 reps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xstalkrx View Post
    periodize?

    and that brings up another question. If I do 150pounds on the bench 5 times on the first set and then I cant get it up 5 times on the 3rd set...should I drop the weight so that I can get 5 reps?
    I wouldn't (unless of course you have no spotter or power rack). Just do it as many times as possible whether it's 3 or 5 reps. Eventually you will get used to it and be able to get the five reps out.

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