ok so i was just thinking people say 5x5 for strength and 3x8-12 (lets call it 3x8 to make things simpler). so yes 5x5 for strength and 3x8 for hypertrophy - theres just something thats niggling away at me about this. surely, even though people go on about 5x5 for strength, if you can bench 100+ kilos for 5 your not going to have a small chest? same goes for legs, someone who can squat 150k parallel or below isnt going to have small legs. the other thing is the maths (total poundage moved). take me for example say on flat bench i do 3x8 my sets will be as follows - set one:75k, set two:77.5k, set three: 82.5k. total poundage moved (weight times reps) = 1280K if i go 5x5 my sets are as follows: set one: 77.5k, set two: 80k, set three: 82.5k, set four:85k, set five:90k. total poundage moved: 2075k so surely my muscle has been put under more stress moving 2075k as opposed to 1280K. OR does TUT really come into things that much when it comes to hypertrophy?someone please help clear this up for me as its been bugging me for a few days. with regards to my training im doing an upper/lower split and do a mix of 5x5 and 3x8 anyway (i.e. for chest on upper day one it will be 3x8 inc db, 3x8 flat db and day two upper will be 5x5 flat bench). i just want this cleared up lol.