Question about rep's
- 07-10-2009, 04:47 PM
- 07-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Everybody will tell you something different.
It's more about what works for YOUR body.
Generally maximum strength gain is found in lower 3-5 range. Some say 1-6. Its all about experimenting.
For mass gains, I trained in the 6-8, 8-10,10-12 range. Change up your ranges. always change up your workouts.
07-12-2009, 04:22 PM
07-12-2009, 04:55 PM
what about doing something like 3-5 on one exercise and 8-12 on another exercise for the same muscle group, e.g. bench and incline! would u thenget the best of both worlds??
07-12-2009, 05:20 PM
07-12-2009, 05:23 PM
i do sets to failure, max rep is 8.
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07-12-2009, 08:38 PM
07-15-2009, 02:08 AM
I've come to the conclusion that variety is the key.
I change rep schemes & exercises every month,or every 2-3 weeks.
Sometimes I vary from week to week.Keep your muscles guessing.
If you prescribe to same routine constantly,your muscles are basically laughing at you.They become adaptable quite easily.
07-15-2009, 10:52 AM
lower reps tend to be strength, while higher reps are for toning but it depends on how your body reacts to certain exercise's
07-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Like everyone else said, everyone has their own opinion....but what has worked really well for me is a training system by MD columnist - Eric Broser - called Power/Rep Range/Shock.
I would quickly describe it as a 3-distinctly different weeks that incoporates all types of training from Power (4-6 reps) to Rep Ranges (7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and even 16-20) to Shock (drop sets and supersets). Once you're done, start back with power week and do 3-4 cycles and you'll see results!
Google it and let me know what you think.
07-15-2009, 04:49 PM
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