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|I am looking to get stronger + put on some good quality mass. Seeing as I'm 145 lbs or so.
Does Madcows 5x5 work good for mass? I know it is primarily a strength program but the 5 rep range is the beginning of hypertrophy, so factoring that into progressive overload plus eating a surplus would yield mass gains, right?
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|not necessarily unless you already had newbie gains then you would see strength increases but your hypertrophy gains plateau due to lack of sets and reps. I did bill Starr 5x5 and i saw slight mass gains but my lifts increased a lot (205 squat to 260). I would recommend PHAT which incorporates power and hypertrophy|
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|Any program regardless if it is designed for strength, hypertrophy or power will cause you to gain as long as you are in a caloric surplus.
Some people will argue that it's not optimal to run a strength program to gain size, but if you look at some of these power lifters/Olympic athletes...
Granted, steroids help! Never mind that they are genetically gifted athletes.
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