15, 10, 6

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by Skrewdriver, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Skrewdriver

    Skrewdriver New Member

    I'm in the process of sorting out an HST routine, which i'll be commencing on return from my holidays.

    Quick question - what will be the effect of using 6 rep sets instead of 5 on the last 2/4 weeks of my first cycle?

    Is this advisable, or shall I just stick to 5?

  2. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very little effect but I am curious as to why YOU would rather do 6 then 5. I have heard some people say that you can't experience hypertrophy with less than 10, 8, or perhaps 6 reps but that is simply not true. Hypertrophy can be experienced with even 1 rep if you do enough sets to hit a minimum time under tension.
  3. Skrewdriver

    Skrewdriver New Member

    No other reason than I progressed faster whilst I was performing a 4x6 routine, than when I was performing a 5x5 routine...
  4. Scott S

    Scott S New Member

    No reason why you can't. HST doesn't include a "multiples of 5 principle" after all. [​IMG]

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