in my routine im doing 5x5 for my big 3 and I was wondering what would be better in term of strengh gain, 5 set of 5 with the same weight or doign 5 set and ramping to a max 5reps.
I like to use two ramping (progressively heavier) sets and three work (same weight) sets for the 5x5 squat. With the 5x5 deadlift, I like using five ramping sets.
and do you count those ramping set like a warmup ?
Do you guys find 5x5 effective for DL? I have been doing 5x3 lately and it's been going pretty well
Body Fat around 12%
Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps
I do 5x5 some, especially after a meet. I seem to like 1X5, basically five heavy singles that is. Then I go to triple with gear. a few weeks before the meet. I do the same weight for sets and reps. This is just me. I've worked out what helps me gain and what seems to work best overall. If/when this quits working, I'll try something else. Just trial and error. Take care!
Height: 6'4 - Weight: 235 lbs - Age: 31
DL: 530 x 1
Squat: 355 x 1
Bench: 350 x 1
Ramping worked for me very well at first, but now I've found that I'm starting to stick a little more than I'd like... so I've moved to what OffRoad was talking about, with basically 3 working sets of the same weight, and it's helped me get through the plateaus... that and deloading.
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