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    Question About Sets & Reps

    Great site and mb you guys have here. I've picked up some good tips just lurking the past few days.

    Here's my question - I've been working out consistently for the past year (started in May @ home, joined a gym Nov '05). My goals are to get bigger and stronger.

    I've been sticking with 4 sets of each lift, 10 reps per set. That's what I was taught way back in high school when I played football, and I've made some nice gains.

    I've been reading here that a lot of you use 5 x 5. For my goals, is that the way to go?

    TIA.

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    There is room in my heart for a LOT of rep ranges. 5x5 is great for busting a plateau, particularly on the heavy compounds like squats, deads, chins, shoulder press and chest press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    There is room in my heart for a LOT of rep ranges. 5x5 is great for busting a plateau, particularly on the heavy compounds like squats, deads, chins, shoulder press and chest press.
    Built, if and when I hit a brick wall in my training, I am going to look you up and be your test subject.

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    I was always taught 3x3 for core lifts and 3x8, 3x10, 3x12 for machines. It all depends on what you want to do. In highschool if me and my football team wanted to max out with did 5,3,1. If we wanted to add more reps we did 4x6. Theres no set in stone way.

    -jordan

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