I am just curious of the real purpose behind doing high rep training? If lifting heavy weight for fewer reps promotes more muscle growth then why do people waste their time doing 3 sets of 15-20 reps over and over again. I incorporate high rep training for one full week in order to deload from 4-5 weeks of heavy lifting. I know most people are under the impression that this type of training is done to get "tone" or "cut" but we all know that this is complete bulls***. So tell me, is there more benefits to high rep training other than for deloading purposes or shocking the body to a different type of training?
06-16-2010, 04:02 PM #1
What is the purpose high rep training?
06-16-2010, 06:39 PM #2
- Join Date: Feb 2010
- Location: Australia
- Age: 24
- Stats: 5'8", 154 lbs
- Posts: 2,308
- Rep Power: 1225
Some people actually respond better to the high reps.
Muscles that are predominantly slow twitch seem to respond better to hgh reps, in most cases, abs, calves etc.
Great for endurance and conditioning.
The flush of lactic acid in your muscles promotes tendon and ligament repair and growth.
People looking for a bit of cardio can raise there heart rate alot mroe effeciently with higher reps.
06-16-2010, 06:52 PM #3
06-16-2010, 07:06 PM #4
By The Lone Wolf in forum Misc.Replies: 5Last Post: 10-15-2007, 03:59 PM
By metallicalifter in forum Teen BodybuildingReplies: 10Last Post: 09-07-2006, 07:07 PM
By burke in forum Workout ProgramsReplies: 3Last Post: 07-30-2006, 02:30 PM
By PoW in forum Workout ProgramsReplies: 3Last Post: 01-06-2006, 11:52 PM
By fido in forum Workout ProgramsReplies: 3Last Post: 01-16-2002, 02:48 PM