Whats the best rep range for cutting?
Thread: Best rep range for cutting?
02-11-2008, 11:20 AM #1
- Join Date: Feb 2008
- Location: Warrenville, South Carolina, United States
- Age: 34
- Posts: 9
- Rep Power: 0
02-11-2008, 11:23 AM #2
- Join Date: Feb 2008
- Location: California, United States
- Age: 32
- Posts: 775
- Rep Power: 302
02-11-2008, 11:27 AM #3
You'll probably be told that there's no cut range. Just as there aren't cutting exercises (you cut by losing fat), there aren't cut rep ranges.
Another school of thought is higher reps = slightly more cardio effect.
My personal thought is higher reps are good because you're likely going to lose some strength on a cut, so rather than get bummed about getting one fewer rep on your bench, you can take a hiatus and work on lower weights / higher reps.
02-11-2008, 11:41 AM #4
- Join Date: Oct 2005
- Location: New York, United States
- Posts: 24,701
- Rep Power: 34044
The best is partially based on what type muscle fiber you are dominant in ...
Lower reps and short rest periods lead to elevated EPOC ...
Higher reps AND high intensity techniques coupled with short rest periods lead to elevated exercised-induced GH release ...
The different rep ranges and rest periods attack different muscle fiber types too - which if used together leads to better anaerobic & aerobic conditioning and muscular endurance.
Some other considerations... http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1499282It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
02-11-2008, 11:47 AM #5
While status in the pack is important when it comes to a rep range on bb.com, you can start cutting here if you have a low rep count. Does anyone remember EazyE? He had like a negative 5000 rep range and he just kept cutting and cutting. I think he is still cutting. Bulk Eazy, bulk!
Oh, you mean exercise rep range. My bad....
Highly controversial topic, with many opinions. I'd personally say a higher range, with lower weight is better for cutting, as you get a cardio effect as well. Results matter, so try it and see what happens with you.
02-11-2008, 11:49 AM #6
02-11-2008, 11:55 AM #7
Fact is, the more muscle one gains, the more fat one loses(If the cutter has a proper diet)
So , IMO it doesn't really matter. Lower reps may tone up your muscles, but I don't think they put enough stress on the muscles though. It's really up to you to decide what you want to do. Whatever that choice is, as long as you're consistent, will produce results.