Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Registered User aggies4936's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2012
    Stats: 5'3", 150 lbs
    Posts: 11
    Rep Power: 0
    aggies4936 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit aggies4936's BodySpace
    aggies4936 is offline

    Question Low reps heavy weights or high reps low weight for fat loss?

    So I am wondering if I am trying to lose weight and eventually tone, should I do heavy weights low reps or light weights high reps???? Everyone tells me something different. How many days should I lift and how many days cardio? I am a beginner when it comes to lifting plz help!
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Proraso's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Stats: 159 lbs
    Posts: 41
    Rep Power: 0
    Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Proraso is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit Proraso's BodySpace
    Proraso is offline
    Originally Posted by aggies4936 View Post
    So I am wondering if I am trying to lose weight and eventually tone, should I do heavy weights low reps or light weights high reps???? Everyone tells me something different. How many days should I lift and how many days cardio? I am a beginner when it comes to lifting plz help!
    High reps, medium to low weight. Lift 3 or 4 days a week or more if doing light weights only.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    bulking...finally LHarwood's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Stats: 5'5", 132 lbs
    Posts: 3,273
    Rep Power: 2702
    LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) LHarwood has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit LHarwood's BodySpace
    LHarwood is offline
    Originally Posted by Proraso View Post
    High reps, medium to low weight. Lift 3 or 4 days a week or more if doing light weights only.
    ^^^^ Ignore this.

    your diet needs to be right as you cant out train a bad diet. .go to the nutrition forum n look at the sticky about calculating calories n macros.

    Then have a look at a solid lifting programme...look at the sticky in the training forum about this. There are some recommendations such as starting strength, new rules of lifting plus a few more. the aim is to lift heavy and have good form so don't make up your own routine..also use YouTube or the exercise section on your phone app (not sure where it is on the computer) to look at how to do each exercise or read up on how to do them.


    Good luck.
    'Hangry' is a state of anger caused by lack of food; hunger causes negative change in emotional state. Translation: feed me or I'LL CUT YOU!!

    Who the F**k said I have no feelings?, I feel hungry all the time!


    *Team Amazon- Sisterhood of Iron*

    IG: lharwood90

    This is what i'm upto..http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=152569823
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User oregonchick76's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Age: 38
    Stats: 5'3", 130 lbs
    Posts: 5,294
    Rep Power: 7172
    oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit oregonchick76's BodySpace
    oregonchick76 is offline
    The definition of TONE is = lower body fat, more muscle.

    There is no reason to lift in a single rep range, but you need to follow the program that you have chosen. Which program is that? It needs to be a program that has built-in progression (higher weight lifted or reps lifted).

    You don't have to work out with high reps OR low reps to lose fat - the only variable that will change how much fat you have is CALORIE INTAKE.

    The number of days you lift will be determined by the program you have chosen. Again, which one would that be? It should not be something you threw together on your own... Most people lift 3-4 days per week and that is perfectly adequate (if you're doing it right).
    squat - 215
    bench - 135
    deadlift - 275
    press - 105

    "if the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'"
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User erinlee01's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Location: New York, United States
    Age: 42
    Stats: 5'7", 159 lbs
    Posts: 35,309
    BodyPoints: 1208
    Rep Power: 44088
    erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit erinlee01's BodySpace
    erinlee01 is offline
    Agreed, doesn't matter which you chose. Just need to make sure your diet is in check.
    www.balancinglifeandfitness.com

    My journal - http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=150847833
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User aggies4936's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2012
    Stats: 5'3", 150 lbs
    Posts: 11
    Rep Power: 0
    aggies4936 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit aggies4936's BodySpace
    aggies4936 is offline
    I haven't chosen a program yet. I am good to go on my calorie intake and meal plans. Only thing left is to figure out which exercise plan to go with. I've chosen Jen Rankins leaning meal plans and thinking about her work out plans. I just don't know which is the right to do whether to do all those excersises with heavy weights and low reps or vice versa. That is my big question. I usually work out 4 days/week
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Plain Jane Who Lifts **** kimm4's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Massachusetts, United States
    Age: 45
    Stats: 5'4", 128 lbs
    Posts: 24,281
    Rep Power: 130246
    kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) kimm4 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit kimm4's BodySpace
    kimm4 is offline
    The rep ranges you choose don't make a difference and it's completely individual. I prefer rep ranges of 4-12. Some days I focus on power, other days hypertrophy and some days a combination of both.

    Here's are some good programs you can check into:

    Starting Strength Routine

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw52.htm

    Bill Star’s 5 x 5 Programs

    http://oldschooltrainer.com/bill-starrs-5-x-5-training/

    All Pro’s Beginner Routine

    http://simplebeginnerroutine.wikia.c...r_Routine_Wiki

    Baby Got Back Routine

    http://www.wannabebig.com/training/t...-back-routine/

    Lyle McDonald’s Routine

    http://www.jcdfitness.com/2009/01/ly...lking-routine/
    www.iron-kim.com
    Online Nutritional Coach/Trainer


    Over 40 bb of the week - http://www.bodybuilders.com/kimberly-lachance.html

    Muscle Dog - http://www.muscledog.com/forum/TRANSFORMATION_STORIES_WOMEN/1050/TRANSFORMATION_STORY_KIMBERLY_LACHANCE.html#

    Over35 Training Journal:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159462681

    Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. - James B. Conant
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User erinlee01's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Location: New York, United States
    Age: 42
    Stats: 5'7", 159 lbs
    Posts: 35,309
    BodyPoints: 1208
    Rep Power: 44088
    erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) erinlee01 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit erinlee01's BodySpace
    erinlee01 is offline
    Originally Posted by SarahBeth18 View Post
    For fat loss look into high intesity resistance training with a higher rep range.

    The two factors that will impact fat loss:
    1.Higher rep ranges such as 20-25 deplete the glycogen store in the muscle and your body will be burning calories for hours after the workout to fill the depleted stores. (Make sure you choose a weight that you can complete at least 20 of but if you do 25 and can keep going the weight is too light.
    2. High intensity, move from one exercise to the next without rest, keep your heart rate up. compelete a whole series of exerices before resting for a minute or two and then repeat.
    What? Glycogen is replaced by eating carbs. How does that burn extra calories?
    www.balancinglifeandfitness.com

    My journal - http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=150847833
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User oregonchick76's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Age: 38
    Stats: 5'3", 130 lbs
    Posts: 5,294
    Rep Power: 7172
    oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) oregonchick76 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit oregonchick76's BodySpace
    oregonchick76 is offline
    Originally Posted by SarahBeth18 View Post
    For fat loss look into high intesity resistance training with a higher rep range.

    The two factors that will impact fat loss:
    1.Higher rep ranges such as 20-25 deplete the glycogen store in the muscle and your body will be burning calories for hours after the workout to fill the depleted stores. (Make sure you choose a weight that you can complete at least 20 of but if you do 25 and can keep going the weight is too light.
    2. High intensity, move from one exercise to the next without rest, keep your heart rate up. compelete a whole series of exerices before resting for a minute or two and then repeat.
    The workout you describe is pretty much glorified cardio. Yes, you'll burn more calories during the exercise, but the EPOC is not higher than with any other resistance training.
    squat - 215
    bench - 135
    deadlift - 275
    press - 105

    "if the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'"
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Fueled by Bacon EPolis13's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Stats: 5'6", 151 lbs
    Posts: 3,762
    Rep Power: 41155
    EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) EPolis13 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit EPolis13's BodySpace
    EPolis13 is offline
    Originally Posted by oregonchick76 View Post
    The workout you describe is pretty much glorified cardio. Yes, you'll burn more calories during the exercise, but the EPOC is not higher than with any other resistance training.
    ^^ This. The rep ranges DO NOT MATTER. You can and should work through different rep ranges.
    *******************************************
    iForce Nutrition Online Representative

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/iforce-nutrition.html




    My Outlaw log, stop on by! http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162897621&p=1266179281#post1266179281
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User MichelleSmith86's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Age: 28
    Posts: 59
    Rep Power: 34
    MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) MichelleSmith86 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit MichelleSmith86's BodySpace
    MichelleSmith86 is offline
    Originally Posted by kimm4 View Post
    All Pro’s Beginner Routine
    I might give this one a try for a while - I really like the way it looks. Is there an exercise you would recommend replacing the bench press for? (I have implants and doing chest work is still really uncomfortable for me).

    Also would it be detrimental to add a few sets of a tricep isolation and maybe leg extension? (now that I finally figured out how to do them in my home gym set up from my other thread - I'd like to keep them in).
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Low or High Reps for Fat Loss?
    By Bearded_Freak in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-04-2010, 11:27 AM
  2. low reps heavy weight for fat loss
    By taryn1210 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-03-2009, 08:50 AM
  3. heavier weights for fat loss
    By grignasty in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 10:32 PM
  4. Light Weights + Reps Vs. Heavy Weights + Less Reps
    By dooodo2 in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 07:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout