Originally Posted by jackynutmeg
I've been doing 4x6 for years now but recently upped it to 4x8.
I only do compound exercises per body part
i.e. dips and bench, bent over rows and deadlifts.
5x5 iirc is mainly for strength gains while upping to 4x8 is more towards size.
After training regularly since 1992 and never really gaining much muscle ( between 11.5 st and 12.5 st), I have finally discovered the correct way to gain size- get stronger!! Even if it means doing 3x3- rep sets, as long as you lift more than you have been you will get bigger.