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Khyber Pass wrote: yes youre right deltsbrah.. i think fullbody heavy is more for naturals
but dc7s advice for high medium rep volume pump is meant for people who are some gear or more gear and have already passed novice standards of strength
Keep in mind that when we say going heavy it just means lifting in the 3-6 rep range.. doesn't mean we are maxing out every workout with doubles or singles or even going to failure on every set of 5 haha
That's another fallacy of modern (i.e. drug enhanced) bodybuilding that you need to push to aboslute failure on every single set of ever exercise you do otherwise you aren't pushing as hard and just half assing it in the gym.. unfortunately this is probaby propagated most b y that famous monologue from Arnold in the groundbreaking movie pumping iron (pretty much what pushed bodybuilding into the mainstream) where he says only the last few reps make you grow.
Going to failure on each set on 3-5 reps is a good way to fry your CNS or at the worst get yourself injured.
instead when i go in to go a 5x5 goal is to get 5 clean reps on each set. treat the workout as a whole. on the first set i will hit 5 reps but probably have 1 or 2 reps in the tank. i stop at 5 because i know if i go to failure i will not be able to complete the 5x5 with that given weight and will in the end lower my total volume. The only set you will be really pushing hard are the last couple of sets.
The only question I have is, does the 6-12 rep range make sense for novice lifters?
If you can't even squat 150 lb for five reps, should you be squatting <100 lb just to get through 12 reps? I hear a lot of people say you should build a strength foundation first before trying to focus exclusively on getting bigger. This is why I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5 (which I especially like because of its simplicity).
I've also heard the difference between strength and hypertrophy has more to do with the calorie surplus than training volume.
wondering the same sweatervest i dont wanna overthink but i always heard if you are novice go for the strength n do the pump thing after u hit 225bench 315 squat 405 deadlift .. so far thats my conclsuion
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