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    Does it really matter 5x5 squatting 3x a week is just so boring and I feel I have to be conservative in terms of energy instead of 'going all out'. What's your opinions can I still make good strength gains on 3x5?


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    Too many variables to say yes or no.

    Are we talking 5x5 at working weight? pyramids? working up to a heavy 1x5? Are you following a particular programme? what are your goals? etc.
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    Course you can, I can't seem to squat three sets without frieing my Cns, drop it down to 3x5 and see how it goes.
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    (Original post by Marc908)
    Too many variables to say yes or no.

    Are we talking 5x5 at working weight? pyramids? working up to a heavy 1x5? Are you following a particular programme? what are your goals? etc.
    5 working sets though for deadlifts I know ramped sets to 1x5 heavy as...


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    (Original post by UnknownError)
    Does it really matter 5x5 squatting 3x a week is just so boring and I feel I have to be conservative in terms of energy instead of 'going all out'. What's your opinions can I still make good strength gains on 3x5?
    I reckon that what makes a bigger difference than the minor nuances of the slightly extra volume is doing something that you enjoy more, are therefore more likely to focus on and stick with.

    From that point of view, I would go with 3x5 if you get too tired of doing 5x5. Maybe it will keep you fresher and progressing more.
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    I found 5x5 squats three times a week too much, especially on a cut so I wen down to 3x5 twice a week. Also, this may or may not be true for you, but my bench and OHP responded very well to 5x5 compared to 3x5
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    First it's strong lifts 5x5 then madcow 3x5. When you've hit your maximum on 5x5 then do the 3x5 workout check it out on strong lifts website.
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    There are no strength programs that involve squatting for three sets of five because it's stupid.
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    (Original post by The Troll Toll)
    There are no strength programs that involve squatting for three sets of five because it's stupid.
    SS?

    It's your choice really since everyone responds differently to volume - mostly CNS/neural gains or a more balanced combination of muscular and CNS gains.
    Personally I found 3x5 for squats fine in terms of maintaining linear progression but 5x5 better for the upper body. Just pick one and stick with it, if you think you'd do better with the other and you're sure it's not diet etc holding you back, switch.
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    (Original post by The Troll Toll)
    There are no strength programs that involve squatting for three sets of five because it's stupid.
    You really live up to your username.


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    You really live up to your username.


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    Why are you asking if you know the answer?
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    110kg on squats 5x5
 
 
 
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