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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Korporalegq, Aug 12, 2012.

    1. Korporalegq

      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      Hey so I was wondering. Anyone else who does the boring but big thing, where Hypertrophy is also a goal.


      Do you go to failure on the last set in the 5/3/1 scheme?
      I read somewhere you should only do the minimum required.

      Hypertrophy is a goal of mine, but I also want a program that will make me strong.
       
    2. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      You should buy the ebook and read it. The AMRAP sets should stop short of failure most of the time.
       
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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      I don't have a way to buy it.

      My question was if when doing big but boring I can over the minimum reps?
      Assuming I choose the right weight (i.e not too light or heavy) .
       
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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      If you'd bought the book you'd know this...
       
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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      Minimum reps on the 5x10x50% sets or the 5/3/1 sets? I'm not sure what you're asking.
       
    6. sehiaudop

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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      Can you just tell if you know the answer?

      I'm 16 years old with no credit card, nor there is a store book that sells it in my area, I tried looking for it without having to pay via credit card. Why is it so hard to get a legitimate answer on this site, without getting bashed on small stuff.
       
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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      Minimum reps on 5/3/1.

      I read somewhere that if you do boring but big you must stop at the minimum reps.
       
    8. FLEX

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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      No, he recommends you do that if you're doing the 3 month challenge. If this is your first time doing 5/3/1, just do the regular BBB template with 5x10x50% and take the final sets of your 5/3/1 lifts 1-2 reps short of failure.
       
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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      Oh I see. In this case I should always keep 5X10 50% no matter what month/cycle I am, right?
       
    10. Korporalegq

      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      5/3/1 boring but big question

      Yes...that's the whole point of BBB the 50% sets. If you do the 3 month challenge you start at 50%, the next cycle is 60% and the 3rd cycle is 70%.
       

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