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Old 11-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
Brad Rasmussen
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Re: The importance of 3 in 3x5

Originally Posted by Colin McLafferty View Post
Good point. I think the 6 week mark of 1RM becoming 5RM is a good benchmark. But how about physical adaptation? Does it make my workout useless if I fail on those later sets, or do I get part of the adaptation that is ntended?
For me the physical adaptation is great. When I miss the last rep of my first 3x3, and switch to a 5x2, I still feel like I'm gaining strength. You're still doing about the same number of reps with the same weight, so in my opinion the workout isn't useless. And the following week when I hit the 3x3 with that same weight, it feels kind of easy, so I know I'm getting the adaptation that's intended, it just took a little longer.
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