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    magazine workouts

    ok here's my question with these mag workouts, every workout i see give you a set and rep scheme like so : 4x8-10 for example but what does this mean does this mean 4 sets of pyramiding the weight like : 1st set 135lbs for 8
    2nd set 225lbs for 8
    3rd set 315lbs for 8
    (working set) 4th set 405lbs for 8

    or does it mean :keeping the same weight and hitting failure on all sets ?

    also which method is better for bulking 4 lighter sets to failure or 1 heavy ass set ?

    can someone clear these up for me need to know some answers real quick !

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    First off most magazine routine are bulls***. They are intended for superfreaks on mega roids, they are not practical for most of use as they will only lead to overtraining.
    Whit that said when you see something like 4x8-10 it means 4 sets 8-10 reps each set.
    As for paking on mass it is much better to do progessivily heavier sets until you do your finally set max weight hitting failure on last rep.


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    buddy i have no idea what you're trying to say ! second those workouts are not meant for superfreaks, how is 4 exercises at 4 sets each per muscle group meant for superfreaks? and do you mean only hit failure on your last set when using max weight for the desired number of reps ?

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    haha its pretty clear...most people dont do that high amount of sets...superfreaks dont do that many sets...so beginners should do less...

    yeah hes saying keep going up in weight each set...and lower reps...until you finish with your last set as one rep.

    I like warming up...then doing my max...then going down in weight and doing more reps...

    currently I am studying the doggcrapp fab that is taking place...take a look.

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    What I am saying is this: THE VOLUME OF THE ENTIRE WORKOUT IN MOST MAGAZINES WILL LEAD TO OVERTRAINING IN MOST PEOPLE. I am not saying that 4,5 or even 10 sets will lead to that alone.

    As for the 4x8-10 here is an example with bench (first exercise, chest day).

    warmup set 135x10
    1st set 208x 8
    2nd set 255x8
    3rd set 315x8
    4th set 355x10 this is the set in which you hit complete and utter failure.

    Now looking at the above most people would not be able to do these many sets reps at their given weights, in reality it would look more like this:

    warmup set 135x10
    1st set 208x3 -get muscles, nervous system ready
    2nd set 255x3...........
    3rd set 315x4...........
    4th set 355x10 this is the set in which you hit complete and utter failure.

    Do you understand now!

    Bro, Iam just trying to help, no need for you to get all anxious.

    Captain Anabolic

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain anabolic
    First off most magazine routine are bulls***. They are intended for superfreaks on mega roids, they are not practical for most of use as they will only lead to overtraining.
    Whit that said when you see something like 4x8-10 it means 4 sets 8-10 reps each set.
    As for paking on mass it is much better to do progessivily heavier sets until you do your finally set max weight hitting failure on last rep.


    Later,
    Captain Anabolic
    i totally agree with u, have u seens arnolds bi workout in this months muscle and fitness...ungodly...!!~~

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    You can get do routines like that for short periods of time, but after about 6 weeks or so you will start to overtrain.

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    i woudnt believe anything arnold says he does..... egomanical

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    Quote Originally Posted by decadbal
    i woudnt believe anything arnold says he does..... egomanical
    There is definately some truth in that...

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