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Old 09-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default How many sets per muscle group is necessary?

How many sets per muscle group, per workout, is necessary?

The reason I ask is because I've found that my workouts become very tedious towards the end.

And no, its not just that normal, good feeling of fatigue when you get to the end of a workout, its boredom.
It puts a downer on my workouts.

For example; today, I did 5x5 bench press, and then 5 sets of skull crushers.
Iv'e recently added the skull crushers in and they're going really well.

That's a total of 10 sets for my triceps, shoulders, and chest.

Then there's Squats

Then Iv'e got one arm dumbbell rows, and chin-ups.

I'm wondering weather the workout should stop there.

After that I do 4x4x4 chin-ups, which is basically a slow rep chin-up.
4 seconds up, hold 4 seconds at the top.

Added them in for some more bicep and back work because I wasn't sure if I was hitting those muscles enough.

Same with shoulders, tri's, and chest.
I added weighted pushup's at the end of my workout.

As I said the reason for this was that I didn't think I was hitting certain muscle groups effectively enough.

Not because of the exercises I was doing, that I didn't think they we're effective enough, but because I thought my technique was bad, thus making the lift not very effective.

Since listening to your advice yesterday, each lift has improved allot, and I'm on the right track.
All my lifts are back on point now, and miraculously more or less all those problems I had have been just about rectified.

So how many sets is enough for each muscle group?

Are those exercises at the end really necessary?

I know for certain I'd enjoy my workouts allot more without them there.
And Iv'e heard 10 sets per muscle is enough.

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