volume on 5s

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by paowiee, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. paowiee

    paowiee New Member

    i just read ridgely's article concerning the overall volume when doing a cycle of HST.

    My question is about the total # of sets during the 5s.

    One of the things Ridgely advices is to do 1 set for 15s 2 sets for 10s and 3 sets for 5s. However, the HST website tells us to do only 1-2 sets per exercise. Which should I follow?

    wouldn't you reach failure when doing 3 sets of 5s?

    please help :)
  2. BoSox

    BoSox New Member

    you really need to read the FAQs. The volume depends on the person. READ THE FAQS
  3. MrNasty

    MrNasty New Member

    I do as follows:
    15's - 2 sets, 10's - 3 sets, 5's 4 sets.

    As BoSox said, the volume depends on the person.
  4. paowiee

    paowiee New Member

    thanks...yes i will have to read the faqs.... you could've said it in a less haughty way though
  5. paowiee

    paowiee New Member

    thanks man! :)
  6. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    How many exercises per body part?

    I know it's a person-to-person element, but wouldn't this result in overtraining, if you're using 2 exercises for major muscle groups (which of course you may not be) ....?

    Isn't part of HST's structure a low number of sets per exercise and hence body part?

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