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Number of reps and sets, help please.

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2009/07/14 22:19:24 (permalink)

Number of reps and sets, help please.

Hi, can anyone tell me the number  of reps and sets for the following
 
Size
 
Definition
 
 
I have been doing 3 sets of 8-10
just changed to 3 sets of 10-12
sometimes I do 4 sets for a few weeks at a time not sure why
 
to my understanding 8-10 for size and 10-12 to get ripped, is this right ?
 
also overheard some lads talking about heavy weeks and light weeks what does that mean/do
 
Thanks
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    Re:Number of reps and sets, help please. 2009/07/14 22:26:29 (permalink)
    definition is down to body fat, you can improve the size strength etc of muscle but the definition is mainly down to body fat and genetics.

    As for size there are many different rep ranges, some like to opt for 5x5 others 3x10 there is no definitve answer im afriad.



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    Re:Number of reps and sets, help please. 2009/07/14 23:00:50 (permalink)
    Rick.o

    Hi, can anyone tell me the number  of reps and sets for the following
     
    Size
     
    Definition
     
     
    I have been doing 3 sets of 8-10
    just changed to 3 sets of 10-12
    sometimes I do 4 sets for a few weeks at a time not sure why
     
    to my understanding 8-10 for size and 10-12 to get ripped, is this right ?
     
    also overheard some lads talking about heavy weeks and light weeks what does that mean/do
     
    Thanks


    As has been said, there is no magical cut off point where a rep range moves from strength to size, or from size to cut.
     
    Training in the 8-10 range will more than likely have exactly the same results as training in the 10-12 range.
     
    If you want to be definied, lose body fat, if you want to be big, lift weights.
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    Re:Number of reps and sets, help please. 2009/07/14 23:01:16 (permalink)
    As above.
    Lower reps generally associated with strength. Slightly higher reps associated with mass/growth.

    This is a generalisation though as you can get bigger and stronger on any rep range within reason.

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