3x8 -> 6 Exercises Full Body

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  1. Tony1012

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    Is 3 x 8-> 6 exercises one for each body part a good workout. Three times a week


    Meaning I do overhead press three times a week, squats three times a week etc etc for 3 sets of 8 reps 3 times a week

    I am asking because I tried to do a 5 by 5 workout but by the fourth and fifth set I was fatigued, this may be due to me not having enough rest between sets

    I have never seen anyone recommend a full-body 3 x 8 workout for 6 exercises only 5 by 5 or 3 by 5, a split or some full body workout with too many exercises.
     
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  2. Mr mac

    Mr mac TM Health & Safety officer Top Contributor

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    I personally think full bodies are great but are best if you mix the exercises up a bit. For example for chest bench Monday dip Wednesday and then incline fri.
     
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  3. Richard Dick

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    What program is this?
     
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  4. G-G

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    Fatigue on later sets is normal. If you hit the prescribed reps across all sets youre either lucky or selling yourself short IMO.
    5/5/5/3/1? Yeah, weights probably a bit heavy but that’s your target to beet next time.

    this shit has always been and will
    Always be about progression. Hitting x sets of y is bullshit.
     
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  5. Reacher

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    3 x 8 = 24
    5 x 5 = 25
    so virtually same in terms of total reps but you would probably lift heavier for 5 reps than 8 so overall load would likely be higher across the sets.
    5 reps at 100kg = 500kg
    8 reps x 80kg = 640kg

    5 sets at 500kg = 2500kg
    3 sets at 640kg = 1920kg

    obvs not all your sets are going to be for the full rep count but you want to be close.
    Progression is the key as G G points out.
    you can soon start short changing yourself without realising though.

    also take the rest you need between sets, there's no benefit in hypertrophy with short rest periods.
     
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    What did your squat weight start at and finish at on the program when you ran it?
    Did your bodyweight also change at all?
     
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  7. Tony1012

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    When I say 3x8 full body i do 2 maybe 3 sets

    Leroy Colbert approach = if the form starts to get f**ked up I stop at 2 sets goals is 3 sets

    So yeah it's a 3 x 8 goal with a minimum of two sets for each exercise around 6 for 3 full body workouts a week. I may have explained it wrong when posting this thread
     
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  8. Tony1012

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    I am not looking at my weight. I am judging my results on how I look feel and if my strength is going prs up etc etc

    I am doing dips pull-ups chin up press ups as well as other barbell exercises like lunges squats bicep curls and overhead press
     
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  9. Reacher

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    so not what you asked ?

    whatever Leroy says then.
     
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  10. GhostOf2Can

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    Your doing it wrong

    Pick a weight you think you can do for 3 x 8

    First time out you might get 8, 8 , 5

    next time 8, 8, 7

    Then 8, 8, 8

    you now have improved and hit the target so you up the weight by 5-10lbs

    This is how you push progression and get bigger and stronger

    you don’t drop the last set cos your tired

    Come on son wtf kind of phaggotry is that
     
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  11. Reacher

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    Leroys
     
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  12. G-G

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    I say this but not that because the other. But if I do then I did but if I do t then I don’t.

    oh ffs I’m out. Where did this become such a fucking issue!? I hate the modern world and I want to get off.
     
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  13. Tony1012

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    What I mean is why do people do 5 by 5
    No you drop the last set because the form is dog but that is not really the goal the go is 3 sets. Strict form Leroy Colbert style
     
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    People do 5x5 because it's a time tested amount of volume and intensity.
     
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  15. G-G

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    5x5 is set out by the rep and weight schemes deduced by preilpins and the work they did with tens of thousands of athletes.

    Not some Instagram cunt
     
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