im working out for mass rather than strength...
i have been doing all my exercises 3x8
should i be doing more reps?
02-18-2007, 04:04 PM #1
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02-18-2007, 04:41 PM #4
i believe that higher reps target the fast-twitch muscle fibers and less reps targets the slow-twitch muscle fibers or vis versa. Anyway, yes changing the amount of rep in a set would help you work the most amount of muscles in an area. Plus any change in a routine usually "shocks" your muscles into growing a little bit more. just my two cents, I could be wrong though.I've gained 45 pounds in one year
02-18-2007, 06:20 PM #5
8 is a nice all around number for size etc. Generally 6-10 is the standard range. Around 5 and below is really more strength oriented. (more "neural" gains, less muscle gains)
But you wouldnt want to do JUST 8 reps on everything...youd get bored and the body would adapt too quickly. Id rather see you mix it up some while staying mainly in the 6-10 range"Humility comes before honor"
02-19-2007, 04:19 AM #6
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For the first few years of training aim for low reps and heavy weight. Now at present its not unusual for me to do 25 rep sets. I think the ideal range is between 8-12. Experiment.Ansew to the few pms I've gotten since popping back on-line...
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02-19-2007, 05:03 AM #7
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02-19-2007, 08:49 AM #10
To add mass, hit your muscles hard with intensity, overload your muscle ! Don't care about reps provided you stay in the 5-10 rep range.
It's all bout progressive overload, intensity and density.
You can add weight, reduce rest times, slower tempo, stretch, squeeze, use any intensifying tips.
Variety is the key._____________________________________________
Sorry for that bad english writting, I'm french...
02-19-2007, 08:58 AM #11
For me when I work in the 8-12 rep range I have trouble progressing in weight for some reason. Doing three working sets of 5-8 reps has helped me greatly on all fronts. I think it's really just body dependent. The best anyone could tell you is shoot for six to twelve, mix it up once in awhile.Bench press - 175x4 (200)
Dead lift - 355# (400)
Squat - 4x225# x three sets (300)
Military Press - 6x120# (BW)
BB Row - 6x155# (175)