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Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by JamesRB View Post
So lifting for maybe 12 sets of doubles is no different than 4 sets of 6 or 5 of 5? all the same and it doesnt matter when it comes to hypertrophy? i guess that would be a better rewording of my question
When you are using less than 85% of your max, research hints that 5+ reps is best for maximal fiber recruitment. The Capinelli meta-analysis also indicates that sets pushed close to failure, or for many reps as possible, are the most effective sets.

I advocate when working under 85%, you stop a set when you feel like you might fail on the next rep, or when your form starts to deteriorate.

I do not believe intermediate lifters and below should be doing low rep sets with weight below 85%. While time under tension is equivalent, this approach lacks maximal effort sets and a constant focus on progression. I do not believe it is an effective way to induce hypertrophy UNLESS it is rest-pause, and that is a topic for another discussion.
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