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Old 08-15-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
Eric Birkner
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Default Linear Progression with sets of 3?

Everything I have seen on LP utilizes 3 sets of 5 reps. Would using 3 sets of 3 reps be just as effective? Now that my triathlon season is over I would like to start another stint of LP, but I am running in the Chicago Urbanathlon (nearly 10 miles of running) in October, and I am concerned that squatting twice a week with 3x5 would not allow sufficient recovery for my running training. I would still use 3x5 on upper body exercises (shoulder press & bench press), but would use 3x3 for squat and 3RM in lieu of 5RM on DL.

Thanks in advance.
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