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    Power House is offline Junior Member
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    Question What happened to doing just 4 sets of 4 exercises?

    Hi everyone,

    Since day one I was told to only do 4 sets of 4 exercises for everything except arms I was told to do 3 sets of 3 exercises , I now see people doing 5-6 sets and 5 or more exercises. I'd like to understand why? Isn't it overtraining to do more than 4 sets of 4 exercises? What are your views?
    I also see that people do less than 8 reps sometimes and I always thought that anything under 8 reps was a waste, again what are your views?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Power House
    Hi everyone,

    Since day one I was told to only do 4 sets of 4 exercises for everything except arms I was told to do 3 sets of 3 exercises , I now see people doing 5-6 sets and 5 or more exercises. I'd like to understand why? Isn't it overtraining to do more than 4 sets of 4 exercises? What are your views?
    I also see that people do less than 8 reps sometimes and I always thought that anything under 8 reps was a waste, again what are your views?


    my view is that 4 sets with 4 exercises is perfect. do what feels good for you.

    if you have a question on your training splits, please post

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