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2009/07/13 15:20:05 (permalink)

Reps and weight?

If I was doing say 12reps 3 set (warm up set already done) should i be having the same weight on each set?
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 16:23:41 (permalink)
    yes and no.
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 16:36:55 (permalink)
    stephen77

    yes and no.


    i agree.
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 17:26:24 (permalink)
    Personally I wouldnt, but that is purely down to my preference.
     
    Why not try and complete 3 x 12 with the same weight for a month (increasing the weight if you make the reps) and then ramping the weight up to a max set for a month after?
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 18:13:14 (permalink)
    Im only asking as i was thinking that if i say did 10kg for 12 reps but 2 sets later i upped it to 15kg for 12 reps (last rep to failer) wouldn't i be better starting with 15kg for all sets and pushing max weight on each set?
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 18:35:29 (permalink)
    Pick a rep range, i.e. a range that you would be happy with for your purposes, for instance 12 to 15 reps.

    Then, after any necessary warm ups, go for a weight that would only just allow you to get to the top of your rep range on your first set. then on the second set use the same weight and go all out as many reps as you can, this is likely to be  just short of the reps on the first set for example 13 or 14 reps. Then use the same weight again and go all out again, this time you might get 12 or 13 reps. Sets done.

    Stick with this weight until you are getting too many reps on your third set for instance 16, 15, 14, then go up by the smallest increment that you can. This might be adding a 1kg dumbbell to the top of the weight stack and continue as before.

    Repeat until you are using the entire stack and then move gyms.

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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 18:41:41 (permalink)
    Good answer thanks.
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 19:20:05 (permalink)
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    Im only asking as i was thinking that if i say did 10kg for 12 reps but 2 sets later i upped it to 15kg for 12 reps (last rep to failer) wouldn't i be better starting with 15kg for all sets and pushing max weight on each set?


    if you can do 15kg for 12 reps after two sets. then I would say 10kg for 12 reps on your first go is a warm up.
     
    Give hamilton routine a go, though i assuming your training for size than strength?
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    Re:Reps and weight? 2009/07/13 20:37:39 (permalink)
    Yeah im training for size.

    (btw all the reps and weights are examples.)

    I gave hamiltons advice a go today and it worked great :)
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