Tuesday 3/10/2020 day 5 of 5's Leg Press 2 sets 340 lbs Leg Curl 1 set 90 lbs BB Bench Press 1 set 140 lbs Inc BB Bench Press 1 set 140 lbs Dips 1 set (85) lbs Bent Over Rows 2 sets 100 lbs Pull Ups 1 set (115) lbs OH Triceps Ext 2 sets 80 lbs BB Curls 2 sets 75 lbs Upright Rows 1 Set 75 lbs Shoulder Press 1 set 75 lbs BB Shrugs 1 set 150 lbs Face Pulls 1 set 80 lbs Standing Calf Raises 2 sets 180 lbs Biceps, Triceps were pretty difficult today. I am going to go up in weight on Thursday as programmed on Triceps though might stay with 75 lbs for Bi's as on my second set I was not able to get a 5th rep with out form breaking down. If I start to pop off 5 each set in weeks 7 and 8 I will go up to 80 lbs. A question out there for our HST experts. As I wrap up the 5s on weeks 5 and 6 I planned on extending the 5's into weeks 7 and 8 going up in weight if I continue to get off 5 reps or stay with what every weight I am just short of 5 or barely able to get it off. Do the 5's promote strength gains? Is that why we do them and extend into weeks 7 and 8 if we do not have a partner to do negatives? I only ask as I seem to get my best growth in the 15's and 10's and read something similar on another thread by a lot of other users. My guess is the 5's increase your strength allowing you to push more weight all through your next cycle promoting more hypertrophy? Just curious as I stare down another 2 weeks of 5's (or am I better off taking a week off and starting over?) I still feel like I got gas in the tank for another 2 weeks of 5's I just want to make sure it is worth the time.