Goji Fan asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 weeks ago

Are 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps with compound lifts good for strength?

Example workout:

Workout A

Barbell Squats - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Barbell Bench Press - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Barbell Bent Over Rows - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Weighted Push-ups - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Workout B

Barbell Deadlifts - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Barbell Overhead Press - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

Weighted Chin-ups - 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I honestly think that's newb level but if you are a newb, indeed that would be the right range. Advanced level power workouts look more like 18 sets of 3 reps. Maybe 12 sets of 1 rep if you're trying to go heavier. 3 sets of 3 reps is a bad 5 mins on a construction site, not a workout.

  • Logan
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    The specific details of a workout don't make much difference muscle gain.   The most important thing is to find a routine that doesn't cause tendon inflammation, fraying and rupture.   

     

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