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    Reps... 5 x 5 Vs Hypertrophy

    okay.
    i'm doing push/pull/legs
    im doing

    Monday - Push
    Tuesday - Pull
    Wednesday - Legs/Abs
    Thursday - Push
    Friday - Pull
    Saturday - Legs/abs
    Sunday - off

    If i did monday/tuesday/wednesday with a 5x5 routine, then did thursday/friday/saturday with
    5x8 (is that a good number? or 5x12...)
    will i get good Mass AND strength gains?

    or would i be better off sticking with 5 x 5 .
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    you wont get any mass gains unless you eat more
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    Originally Posted by jbball92 View Post
    you wont get any mass gains unless you eat more
    fair enough

    say i was bulking with a proper diet.
    which is better, doing a cycle (5x5 the first time through the week, then 5 x 8-12), or doing straight up 5x5?

    im looking to gain mass and aesthetics
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    5x5 on big compounds
    whatever you can progressive overload on assistance
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    Originally Posted by Jeffieh View Post
    fair enough

    say i was bulking with a proper diet.
    which is better, doing a cycle (5x5 the first time through the week, then 5 x 8-12), or doing straight up 5x5?

    im looking to gain mass and aesthetics
    throw this idea of 8-12 = mass and 1-5 = strenght out the window, in reality, they are interconnected, you WILL gain with either provided your eating a surplus

    the difference is progression, your lifts will increase faster on 5x5 compared to 5x12 so its up to you.

    i would do 5x5
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    Originally Posted by jbball92 View Post
    throw this idea of 8-12 = mass and 1-5 = strenght out the window, in reality, they are interconnected, you WILL gain with either provided your eating a surplus

    the difference is progression, your lifts will increase faster on 5x5 compared to 5x12 so its up to you.

    i would do 5x5
    THANK YOU.
    i trust you.

    you gave me the push/pull/legs idea,
    and made my routine basically. i just got some people saying i won't do well with 5 x 5 and that i should
    do some differently etc...

    well thank you. my routine is set now,
    what im doing is totally set now, thanks.

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    Originally Posted by Jeffieh View Post
    THANK YOU.
    i trust you.

    you gave me the push/pull/legs idea,
    and made my routine basically. i just got some people saying i won't do well with 5 x 5 and that i should
    do some differently etc...

    well thank you. my routine is set now,
    what im doing is totally set now, thanks.

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    imo, push/pull > push/pull/legs.
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    Originally Posted by jbball92 View Post
    throw this idea of 8-12 = mass and 1-5 = strenght out the window, in reality, they are interconnected, you WILL gain with either provided your eating a surplus

    the difference is progression, your lifts will increase faster on 5x5 compared to 5x12 so its up to you.

    i would do 5x5
    Some of the biggest dudes lift heavy as sht
    The ones that lift heavy but are small simply didn't eat enough to gain weight (some competitors do this on purpose)
    So yeah, do 5x5 and make sure you eat. eat goddamnit
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