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Old 06-30-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
Edwin Bona
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1, 3 and 5RM questions

I was wondering how much of a big difference it is to train only doing a 5, 3 , or 1 RM for strength instead of doing 3 sets of 5 reps, or 5 sets of 3 reps. If you go ME on 1 set of 5 would the results not normally come as fast?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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Re: 1, 3 and 5RM questions

1 set of 5 is not ME--ME means a 1RM.

That being said, yes, you can make progress on a single 5RM but probably not as much as you would with the slightly higher volume of a 3x5 or a 5x3.
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Re: 1, 3 and 5RM questions

Thanks!

I've been doing just the 1 set of 5rm type work for the first couple of months. I've been making great gains, but i'm also a beginner. I'm just starting doing more sets, that's why I was wondering.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re: 1, 3 and 5RM questions

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I'm just starting doing more sets, that's why I was wondering.
As you become stronger it take a larger event (more sets, heavier) to produce an adaptive response. The adaptive response we are talking about is getting stronger.
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