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    How many exercises per muscle group?

    Ive gotta question i wanna put out there, in your opinion how many exercises should be done for instance on a back/Chest/Leg day?

    Currently im trying to get about 4 for chest/back and 5 for legs. do you think this is enough? Im doing about 4 sets per exercise pyramiding up each set.


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    That's alot of volume IMHO. That's 16-20 sets. Are all of these working sets? I do half that volume (if that).

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    Yer I think 16-20 is too many. I rarely perform more than 10 heavy sets if it means my workout is going to run over 40 minutes.

    Try 4-6 sets per muscle group
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    well for chest usually 12 thru 6 reps pyramiding up in weight each time, Back much the same, legs try to go 15,12,10,8,6. My legs are my weakest part by a long way as you can see by my stats. So shud i sacrifice reps for more weight? To increase my strength in them?

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    Try 3-4 sets of the same weight with about 8 reps a set.
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