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    Low reps high volume?

    Hello,

    If your training pure for mass should you do a low amount of reps but with high weight (A rep range from 3-5 for example)
    or sets from 8-10 reps. It has been really confusing online because everyone says something different.

    I hope some of you can help me with this
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    It all works, using mixed ranges and protocols is probably a good idea
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    Originally Posted by Simon120 View Post
    Hello,

    If your training pure for mass should you do a low amount of reps but with high weight (A rep range from 3-5 for example)
    or sets from 8-10 reps. It has been really confusing online because everyone says something different.

    I hope some of you can help me with this
    Don't think of rep ranges as an all or nothing type of approach. Mass can be built through a variety of rep ranges given enough volume.

    Doing sets of 6x4 is likely very similar to doing something like a 3 or 4x8 size and muscle building wise.

    Generally, sticking to 6-12 reps for most of your exercises probably ensures your bases are covered. But mixing in say sets of 3-5 or sets of 15-20 are good ideas as well from time to time. Novelty also forces your body having to adapt and thus building muscle so don't stay married to a particular rep range at all times.


    You can do both, who says you can't train different rep ranges at the same time? Sticking to the same formula forever is an easy way to stall. If anything it allows you to discover certain methods that work best for you which you wouldn't know if you haven't tried them.
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    Originally Posted by sooby View Post
    Don't think of rep ranges as an all or nothing type of approach. Mass can be built through a variety of rep ranges given enough volume.

    Doing sets of 6x4 is likely very similar to doing something like a 3 or 4x8 size and muscle building wise.

    Generally, sticking to 6-12 reps for most of your exercises probably ensures your bases are covered. But mixing in say sets of 3-5 or sets of 15-20 are good ideas as well from time to time. Novelty also forces your body having to adapt and thus building muscle so don't stay married to a particular rep range at all times.


    You can do both, who says you can't train different rep ranges at the same time? Sticking to the same formula forever is an easy way to stall. If anything it allows you to discover certain methods that work best for you which you wouldn't know if you haven't tried them.
    Thanks! this explains a lot
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