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need help with routine interpretation

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by luka5, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. luka5

    luka5 Member

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    I found this bulking routine:

    Monday- Back/Biceps
    Deadlifts 4x5-8
    Rows 4x5-8
    Chinups or Pullups 4x8
    Barbell Curls 4x8-12


    Wednesday-Chest/Triceps
    Bench Press 4x5-8
    Incline Bench Press 3x8-12
    Dips 3x8
    Skullcrushers or Close Grip BP 4x8-12


    Friday- Legs/Shoulders
    Squats 4x5-8
    SLDL or Leg Curl (do this if lower back recovery is issue) 4x8-12
    Calf Raises 4x12
    Military Press- 4x5-8
    Shrugs 4 x 8-12


    and i have some troubles with interpreatation of 4x5-8. does it mean i am to do straight sets or pyramiding? when should i add weight to a bar? are these only worksets?
     
  2. Akira-Kai

    Akira-Kai Well-Known Member

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    I think it means doing between 5-8 reps, depending on how much coffee you've had.
     
  3. luka5

    luka5 Member

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    so basically i should do straight sets and add weight as long as i stay in mentioned rep range yeah?

    so i may do:

    200 x 8,7,6,6
    205 x 7,7,6,5
    205 x 8,8,7,7
    210 x 7,6,5,5
    210 x 8,7,6,6
    215 x 8,8,7,7

    etc yeah? as long as i am between 5-8 reps (and adding reps/or weight each workout)
     
  4. KT Monahan

    KT Monahan Active Member

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    Or you don't add weight until you get all 8 reps for all 4 sets. Like this:

    200 x 8,8,7,6
    200 x 8,8,8,8
    205 x 8,8,7,6
    205 x 8,8,8,8
    210 x 8,7,6,6
    210 x 8,8,7,7
    210 x 8,8,8,8
    215 x 8,7,6,5
     
  5. luka5

    luka5 Member

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    got it.

    but then when i do sth like 8 8 8 8 , my first 2 sets would be rather easy and only last set would be hard. but this is still progression yeah
     

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