I got solid diet and supplements to start with, but can't decide with workout routine Ronnie's workout looking simple bodybuilding.com/fun/ronnie-colemans-fitness-program.html he goes 15-20 reps and tells in his video that's the way to build muscle "a lot reps", but there are to many articles in net stating that 4-6/6-8 reps going to failure will get you best muscle speeds up metabolism, burns more calories etc. So I got in this confusion what is better? 6-8 reps or 15-25? Would love to settle down and do one program.
Thread: Ronnie Get Big, for starter?
09-09-2011, 01:36 PM #1
Ronnie Get Big, for starter?
09-09-2011, 02:46 PM #2
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Neither is better, it depends on the individual, though if you care about strength somewhat as well as size, then you would do 6-8 rather than 15-25, if all you care about is size then you could go with either, and find out what works for you. Ronnie was a powerlifter so while he may be repping weight 15-25 times, that's some relatively heavy weight so I can see how that would work for him.'People are gonna remember me as a god forever... Like-like-like Troy, like Chiles heel, I'm a god forever I'll be remembered for thousands of years to come' - Jason Genova
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09-09-2011, 02:46 PM #3
I'm stuck in the same boat , so many different techniques.
They will probably tell you to start anything and stick with it for a while, after they recommend Allpro or SS or bill stars 5x5.
I been looking at 100 different routines and can't decide. I tried HST today and I don't have the energy to do a fullbody routine.
Been looking at PHAT also by layne norton, GVT, dogcrapp and a modified 5x5 with some volume isolation work.
Let me know what you decide on, gonna follow this.
Edit: Would a mixture of low and high reps benefit more for both strength and size?
I.e. Chest compound movement like incline bench 5x5 or 3x5 and then say flat db flyes 3x10-15
Or would 1 week of heavy low reps, 1 week of lower weight higher reps work better to target hypertrophy?
I.e. Week one 5x5, week two 10x10
Or should I focus on 6-8 reps for 6-12 weeks than hit more volume for 6-12 weeks for muscle confusion?
Last edited by gunner375; 09-09-2011 at 02:59 PM.
09-09-2011, 02:55 PM #4
They all work. You just need to do one.
If you are looking for something that eases you into lifting weights take a look at StrongLifts. No need to know what your starting weight set is. Empty bar for most lifts, add 5 pounds to the bar a workout. This is called linear progression. Vey effective for beginner lifters.
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