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    How many reps while on a bulk?

    would 8-10 reps be good then whent hat gets easy raise the weight?
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    Originally Posted by paulskaggs View Post
    would 8-10 reps be good then whent hat gets easy raise the weight?
    That's a good rep range. I prefer 4-6 reps but thats just me cause I like training for strength. Try adding weight every session though, even if it was hard last time. And if you fail getting your sets/reps, then dont go up next time.
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    Originally Posted by AlexBryden View Post
    That's a good rep range. I prefer 4-6 reps but thats just me cause I like training for strength. Try adding weight every session though, even if it was hard last time. And if you fail getting your sets/reps, then dont go up next time.
    I was going for 4 sets 6reps at 190lbs but i stalled and for 4 weeks and a trainer said i should lower the weight to 185lbs and go for 8-10 reps until it gets easy the raise the wegiht
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    try the 12 week bulking trainer bodybuilding.com/fun/12-week-daily-bulking-trainer.htm
    it includes bench, press, squat, and deadlift...it also changes the rep ranges and has a deload week (week 15)...it seems pretty simple for those on a bulk and it will increase your strength

    hows your nutrition?
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    Originally Posted by ddeheza View Post
    try the 12 week bulking trainer bodybuilding.com/fun/12-week-daily-bulking-trainer.htm
    it includes bench, press, squat, and deadlift...it also changes the rep ranges and has a deload week (week 15)...it seems pretty simple for those on a bulk and it will increase your strength

    hows your nutrition?
    nutrition is is down pat
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    Originally Posted by paulskaggs View Post
    I was going for 4 sets 6reps at 190lbs but i stalled and for 4 weeks and a trainer said i should lower the weight to 185lbs and go for 8-10 reps until it gets easy the raise the wegiht
    Lowering the weight only 5 pounds is not going to give you an extra 4 or so reps, sorry to say.
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    Originally Posted by AlexBryden View Post
    Lowering the weight only 5 pounds is not going to give you an extra 4 or so reps, sorry to say.
    I'm only going by what a trainer told me. but do you think its a good idea to lower the weight?
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    oops i meant to say deload week on week 12 haha
    how much do you weight and how many calories are you consuming?
    how long do u plan to bulk?
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    Originally Posted by ddeheza View Post
    oops i meant to say deload week on week 12 haha
    how much do you weight and how many calories are you consuming?
    how long do u plan to bulk?
    weigh 170lbs and eating 3000 cals on a slow lean bulk
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    more strengh = more gains so yeah somewhere between the 4-6 range is good for movements like Squats, PowerCleans, Bench, Deadlifts.


    The 8-12 rep range for exercises like dumbell curls, tricept extensions, calf raise.
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    so is it a good idea to lower the weight?
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    Originally Posted by supremebro View Post
    more strengh = more gains so yeah somewhere between the 4-6 range is good for movements like Squats, PowerCleans, Bench, Deadlifts.


    The 8-12 rep range for exercises like dumbell curls, tricept extensions, calf raise.
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    you could do 5/3/1, SS, or 12 week bulking trainer (what i originally recommended)
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    i don't need SS. I've been lifting for a year and trying to find a good rep range to get out of my stalled bench
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    Originally Posted by paulskaggs View Post
    i don't need SS. I've been lifting for a year and trying to find a good rep range to get out of my stalled bench
    I was lifting for 2 years when I decided to do SS, it's a great program if you do babylovers version. Also, lowering the weight is good, do it.
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    Lol why would your rep range be dependent on the fact that you're bulking. 8-12 is always the ideal range for muscle hypertrophy (going below is fine too).
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    well i wouldnt just focus my workouts on hitting just one specific rep range. why not use all types of different rep ranges in your workout? isnt the purpose of training and growing to keep the muscles guessing. i myself use all types of rep ranges in a single workout. i go as low as maybe 6 and as high as 20 for upper body and sometimes 50 for legs. i like to keep my workouts fresh and interesting. plus i always change something from the week before. whether its the rep range, rep tempo, grip, stance, something always changes. give that a try.
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    Originally Posted by miamibodybuilder View Post
    well i wouldnt just focus my workouts on hitting just one specific rep range. why not use all types of different rep ranges in your workout? isnt the purpose of training and growing to keep the muscles guessing. i myself use all types of rep ranges in a single workout. i go as low as maybe 6 and as high as 20 for upper body and sometimes 50 for legs. i like to keep my workouts fresh and interesting. plus i always change something from the week before. whether its the rep range, rep tempo, grip, stance, something always changes. give that a try.
    ^ words of wisdom, i also do this.. OP this would definitely get you out of your stalled benchpress. i havent hit a pleteau in over a year doing these types of routines..
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