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5x5 and such does very little for me compared to a 3x8 workout, doing 3x8 my military press has been increasing by 2.5 kg a week for a month, same with most other compound lifts.

I'm not complaining, just wonder why this is, maybe I have a lot of slow twitch fibre ?
 

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1) doing 5x5 you may not be forcing the intensity as suffiencent (at the fith rep, it should be a really difficult struggle).

2) Perhaps your technqiue is better at high reps?

3) Different muscle fibres respond well towards different, i.e. type 1 muscle fibres will respond towards higher reps more aerobic based activities, whilst type 2a/b will respond more towards low reps.

Watch your self in the mirror, don't forget to really push yourself and get those reps deep!.
 

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hmm, well on 5x5 I always give it my best, same for higher reps I think all it could be is that as I am relatively inexperienced my form on 5x5 probably goes to ****e so right now

I get better gains through stricter form and a lighter weight ?

like you said zelobinsky
 

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lordgeorge said:
hmm, well on 5x5 I always give it my best, same for higher reps I think all it could be is that as I am relatively inexperienced my form on 5x5 probably goes to ****e so right now

I get better gains through stricter form and a lighter weight ?

like you said zelobinsky
on 5x5 how long a rest are you taking? i usually take about 1 min rest, maybe 90 seconds if it was a heavy weight but no more and its really intesnse for me
 

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if you always hitting a clean 5 times 5 you cant be pushing it enough sometimes you would finsh with a 4 or a 3 this would just happen with progression of weight over time
 
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