A few questions about negative sets

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Peradam, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Peradam

    Peradam New Member

    Hi, guys. I've just got some questions about weeks 7 and 8 of my first HST cycle. These are the exercises I currently do on Mon/Wed/Fri, with alternating A/B days for a couple of them:

    Deadlift / Squat (A/B)

    Standing Shoulder Press
    Incline Bench Press
    Pendlay Rows
    Behind-the-back Shrugs / Lateral Raises (A/B)
    Barbell Preacher Curls
    Calf Raises
    Weighted Ab Crunches

    1.) Should the negative sets start at 75% of my 2RM on the first Monday, and increase in 5% increments over the 2-week period? It's what I've been doing thus far with the 15/10/5-rep sets.

    2.) How many reps and sets should I aim for? 2 sets in the first week, 1 set in the second? Reps of 5?

    3.) Should I do negatives for every exercise listed, or are there some that you would skip? For instance, I know compound lifts are important but is it useful to do negatives for both deadlift and squat, or is it sufficient to do just one of them?

    Any help would be appreciated!

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