Originally Posted by anuj247
thanks Kane and 0311.....and sorry for my rant....but i'm gonna stick with HST for a full cycle....but i'm not sure how to do weeks 7 and 8...the negatives and drop set week...how do i design that?
In your case, you still have a lot of room to gain strength. You'll most likely keep progression for AT LEAST 3 if not 4 weeks during the 5's. I personally don't really think you need to do anything special in regards to drop sets. However, I'm sure you'll end up doing them anyways.
If you must, just do a drop set for 2 or 3 compound exercises. Something like flat bench, squats, and a back exercise.
The only point I'll make with drop sets is that you SHOULDN'T strip too much weight off like a lot of people do. It should still be heavy enough to where you're struggling by 8 reps. And I wouldn't worry about negatives. Negatives are for people who hit their 5 RM within 2-3 weeks, making progression impossible. So they increase the load even further and incorperate the heavy negs. IMO, you'd be better served dropping a set down from 3 x 5 to 2 x 5 with a drop set.