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Thread: Variety of Exercises or Same Exercises for Hypertrophy?

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    If by 'varying' you mean progressively making stuff harder, then typically that would be a good thing.
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  2. #27
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    Originally posted by Manveet
    Keep the same excercises, imo.

    However, what about the other variables such as, volume, intensity and rest. Do you guys think varying those opposed to just excercises will have a better effect on hypertrophy? I haven't varied them enough to know for myself, any thoughts?

    Personally those are the things that I vary, but I only vary them after I have squeezed every last ounce of progression out of a given lift.


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