reps

Higher weight/lower reps or vice versa?
I am not quite sure I understand the science of weightlifting yet. With higher weight and lower reps, you build more muscle than lower weights and higher reps? I keep reading and learning, but ...
by attcas
Re: Bruce Lee Bench Press
Well, there is A Bruce Lee who benched 500 lbs. Of course, he lifts in the 145 kg (319 lb) weight class, and did it this year: http://www.usapl-ca.org/records/mensmaster1pl.html However, there is no ...
by javierruizleon
Alternating heavy days and light days - why?
My personal trainer set me up on a 3 day split where the first 3 days I lift lighter and more reps (12-15), and the second 3 days heavier weights and lower reps (6-8). What's the purpose behind this? ...
by Linda2
Re: Legendary Abs........does it work?
I was a firm believer in Legendary Abs. They were a great lighthouse in the stormy sea of expert advice. However, I have switched over to Mark McManus at http://www.musclehack.com and bought his ...
by 5 pack
Re: Dumbell deadlift vs squat
I knew someone would disagree. I believe it was mens health I read this in a few years ago, that a study had showed a massive flood of blood serum testosterone when performing all three of the major ...
by Calius
Training After Surgery
... nd that area where the knee is connected. Like you when that happens I lower the weight and do more reps! That being said I have ...
by Jose Gonzalez
Re: Single-Joint Isometrics and Joint Angle Specificity
Well, the problem is that there's really no such thing as an isolation exercise, except insofar as one might isolate the motion of a single joint (for whatever that's worth, except perhaps in rehab). ...
by Tractors
I am just starting out
... d I be worried about protien shakes and when do I take them. Is it better to do alot of lite weight reps or go heavey and do sets of ...
by vic
Re: Should I train one body part a day, or...
... breaks your training routine into 3 to 4 days per week, instead of everyday. You should do as many reps per set that you feel ...
by imported_Andrew
Re: Full body workout
Massive amounts of cardio make you massively hungry for carbohydrates. Heavy lifting raises your metabolism without the need for endless pasta and rice. I still do quite a lot of endurance athletics ...
by Lindy
Shoulders
i cant seem to get my shoulders sore after 12 good sets of shoulder stuff..i do 10 reps of 100(the max) on the lateral raise machine, with dumbells and i cant go up any more weight without ...
by attcas
QUESTION: Proper form in doing flat bench press
Can anyone tell me the proper form in doing a flat bench press. I have been given many different techniques and not sure which is best. Where should the feet be placed?? Some say on the floor. Others ...
by 1212
Re: Weight training beginner info wanted
Don't worry about these other clowns piesore...take a look at my post here! http://www.bodybuildersboard.com/higher-weight/lower-reps-or-vice-versa-51762.html#10 Let us know how it goes!
by TexasScott
Re: 20 rep squats...
reps, second set to failure of 8-12 reps. Great results. I do calf raises in between the squat sets with the same routine. Currently my heavy squat set is with 675 lbs.
by PaulMc Donagh
Re: Usual..how-to beginner questions
the repetition. Here's a good place to start reading: http://www.trygve.com/mfw_faq.html least 45 to 60 minutes each day. point where I am comfortable with most of the machines and exercises in the ...
by johnfoo
Re: I may be stupid, but ...
Thanks, 75-95 sounds about right. Probably closer to 75 would work out better if I heed Keith's advice to go deep. I gather I should keep the reps pretty high still? I was doing 2 sets of 10.
by bhatia_vishnu
Re: Strength vs Endurance Training
Hindu squats rawk. However, you will be training yourself to do high reps of squats. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, and actually, I have found there to be pretty good crossover from an injury ...
by ufojockey
Re: Temporary(?) Workout Change-Up (Watson?)
The exercises you do depend on the exercises you've got available and like to do. The reps, sets, and rests depend on what you want to accomplish. A typical scenario might be: Day 1: Push Incline ...
by breezhot
Weird biceps question
... ger, so probbaly stronger..but my right one tires out while my left one can usually pull off 3 more reps..why is that??? i had an arms day yesterday and trying to do even reps with ...
by adrewscudera
Re: Neck, wrist clicking
If it doesn't hurt, I wouldn't worry about it too much. You might try joint lub exercises before you lift (or better still first thing each morning). Just do wrist circles, rolling your wrist around. ...
by ufonut6009
Re: What would you consider a strong person?
And taller folks are screwed as well. I can't squat much, the most I've done is 5 reps of 250lbs (ow), but for a lot of athletic purposes, my legs are pretty strong. (I'm 6'2.)
by Lil_princess_01
I need a good one hour workout with weights
Any suggestions???? I am trying to get back into lifting, just to stay fit, but I am having trouble finding time. I plan to work out three days a week for about 1 hour. My problem is I can never get ...
by PR-Text-Links
Re: Critique a beginners workout, please.
Reverse the order of these exercise. Do less reps on squats like 8-10 reps. Do abs last. Save the energy for the other exercises and you need abs fresh for stabilizing. Jeff out ...
by Lindy
Re: If im not working to failure...
It's up to you. Let's say that you're 'supposed' to do 5 reps. You grind out the 4th rep and barely get it. Whether you go for that 5th rep is up to how you feel at the time. Sometimes, you'll ...
by oscarferns
Newbie delurking for some questions about routine...
Hello, I'm new to lifting and just getting back in shape after years of, well, just plain laziness and sloth (add gluttony in there as well). In the past year or so I've taken off quite a bit of ...
by paultrr
Re: My routine
Thanks, Krista, for the feedback. I, in fact, have been trying to eat more (protein shake, 5 meals, lots of calories etc). I think my daily calories are around 2500 more or less. I couldn't load up ...
by picton
Re: One exercise or circuits
I would rather do weighted chins with a variety of asymetrrical grips on a fingerboard an/or bar - but I am buliding up slowly. what's so bad about lat pulldowns anyway? its the closesest thing along ...
by Linda2
1st Rep
I have been working out seriously for about 1 year now, and have seen great progress. Recently, I have noticed that whenever I am doing bench work (using a Smith machine), whether it be flat, ...
by swasta
Returning to gym after being sick?
Any tips after missing a week of working out because of feeling sick? Do you reduce the number of sets and reps and take it slow until your muscles are firm once again?
by Kebsis
Re: Losing My Man Breasts
As I posted before - I dunno about reducing man ***** through lifting, but some literature suggests avoiding decline bench and flat bench presses to _avoid_ droopy pecs as you age. Flat benches, if ...
by Lil_princess_01
German Volume Training 2000?
... for a few weeks now; http://www.t-mag.com/html/body_118gvt.html (short summary; 10 sets of up to 10 reps, 60 sec breaks, 60% of max 1RM weight). and I'm pretty convinced it works out, I've never had ...
by rohankrishna
Re: Fat loss with minimal specific-area muscle loss?
I am guessing it's more than that. but it's very important Make sure you know what you are taking in. Get about .9g/lb of body weight in protein, 20% calories from fat and the rest in carbs mostly ...
by dagger29
3 Questions About Weight Training
I've been working out for about 2 months hardcore. For the last month I've been doing one muscle per day mon chest 24-27 sets tues shoulder 18-21 sets weds back 18-21 sets thurs biceps 18-21 sets fri ...
by piesore
Re: How to avoid failure?
Stay at a weight long enough for it to get easy like the previous weight was, then move up. You aren't going to be able to increase weight each workout like you describe (like Keith mentioned). It ...
by piesore
Re: High Rep Low weight Problem!!
15-30 reps is only going to help with endurance. No build muscle or strength. Aim for about 10 reps. Maybe less. Use more weight. Jeff out ...
by limey
Progressively go up in weight
how do i progressively increase weight on my exercises without losing reps?? im already doing low reps(5, 8 max) i want to get stronger faster. i have 7 percent body fat and i weigh about 165 so i ...
by Calius
Re: Rest period or move forward?
Something to try....set a limit of reps...say 12 or 15, when you reach this plateau add weight and then start over again...10, 9, 8 etc. Personally, if I do more than 10 reps I get bored, I generally ...
by pavon50
Endurance inherited by Strength
... weight training / fitness etc. and it was made clear that to train for endurance meant you do more reps... blah blah blah we all know this. However at the time it seemed ...
by imported_Andrew
Re: Advice
Does no one have any advice for me? I've heard of the triangle: workout, eat, and rest. I don't get as much sleep as I would like during the week. So, on the weekends, I usually catch up. I could go ...
by breezhot
Re: Your opinions on my routine?
Many of us here prefer to use shorter sets. Try taking some of those 3 sets of 20 reps each you're doing and adding weight so that you're about as tired but after only 12 reps. I think you'll find ...
by oscarferns

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