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5x5 good for adding size or no

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Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy really isn't anything worth worrying about though, almost all hypertrophy is a result of myofibril anyways.
 
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Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy really isn't anything worth worrying about though, almost all hypertrophy is a result of myofibril anyways.

I agree but then you have to wonder why power lifters who do nothing but low reps and heavy weight (mostly myofibril hypertrophy) do not gain the size that bodybuilders do with their addition of higher reps inducing sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. Point being, do not ignore one form of hypertrophy when you should try to get the most out of both. Most of my training is geared toward myofibril hypertrophy because you are right, but I still add in some higher reps on given exercises and it makes a difference.
 
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I agree but then you have to wonder why power lifters who do nothing but low reps and heavy weight (mostly myofibril hypertrophy) do not gain the size that bodybuilders do with their addition of higher reps inducing sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. Point being, do not ignore one form of hypertrophy when you should try to get the most out of both. Most of my training is geared toward myofibril hypertrophy because you are right, but I still add in some higher reps on given exercises and it makes a difference.


Low volume, shifting of load to the joint, eating to maintain a weight class (in some cases). Most of them are actually massive in the muscles they train though, ie, quads.

Im not disagreeing about doing backoff sets of higher reps being beneficial, it certainly is, but that too is mostly myofibril, not sarcoplasmic.
 
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Post the splits and and how many total sets you did per body part whoever's done the 5x5. Greatly appreciated!
 
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I am very pleased with The 5x5 program. Im 7 weeks into it and started it mid cutting phase In my 12 weeks of cutting I lost 30 lbs while increasing my lifts slightly
 
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Thanks philosopher that website breaks it down like no other.
 

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