Would this idea work well as a compromise between strength and hypertrophy training? Start out using a weight on all your major compounds which you can lift about 4 times. Each week stay with the same weight, hopefully pushing out more reps until you start failing at rep 12. Then start back again on a weight you can only lift 4 times.
Or what you could do is just do strength for your compound lifts 3 sets 1-5 reps, and then do 2 sets 10-12 reps on isolation exercises. That should work right? We used to do that for our football prograam. Maybe I might start doing that...now that I think about it
Try it. Sounds ok to me.
I personally think hypertrophy has more to do with diet than routine.
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It may sound like a good idea in theory, but in practise it won't work.
Gator's plan is an excellant one though.
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what if you only do compound exercises? would doing 2 sets of 5 then 1-2 sets of 10-12 be the same thing? after warmup i mean so the total sets might be 6 maybe 7
It would take forever to get from a 4 rep max to a 12 rep max with the same weight, if you're already fairly advanced