The title says it all.
I usually aim for 10 repetitions per set for each exercise, but lately I've been wondering if going heavy on the two biggest compounds would produce better gains. My logic is that the heavier I go, the more stress I put on my body, thus the more testosterone released and so on. By heavy I mean 6 repetitions per set, max. Do you think this would be a good idea, or would the risk of injury be too great to be worth it?
How many reps do each of you aim for for both of these exercises?
12-20-2004, 08:15 AM #1
Amount of reps for deadlift and squat?
12-20-2004, 08:31 AM #2
Well, depends on how old you are. If you're 17 and under then I wouldn't do it. If you're 18-20, you could probably get away with it. If you're over that then go for it. But the gains should be good, depending on your body. I believe Derek Charlebois from the other section used to do low reps with squats and he's got monster legs. I do around 7-8 reps for deadlifts, and my gains are real nice. I currently don't have the weights, otherwise I'd be doing 6-8 reps per set on squats. Hope this helps, and goodluck.
12-20-2004, 08:43 AM #3Originally Posted by Shion
Originally Posted by Shion
12-20-2004, 08:58 AM #4
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12-20-2004, 09:14 AM #6
12-20-2004, 09:15 AM #7
Well, then I guess I'll be going with lower reps for legs and keep my deadlift the same. My squat is ridiculously weak compared to my deadlift... I've been following strict bodybuilder training for about 5 months. I say training because I can't afford to eat properly at the moment, so I eat like a regular person would. I get 100g of protein on a very, very good day. When I say my squat is very weak compared to my deadlift, it's very true, the same thing happens with my bench. I hit 315 pound deadlift last week and my bench is about 160-180, and my squat about the same as my bench. I don't quite get why this is, but I guess I'll train for strength on them for a while before switching for mass.
12-20-2004, 09:23 AM #8