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ard-eoin tim
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2009/08/01 18:27:48 (permalink)
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a wee q about squating , ive been doing 4 sets of 15/15/12/12 reps for the last few months and uping the weight every2/3 weeks , should i be droping the reps and uping the weight to get more muscle growth or stick to what im doing ,
 
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    LMC
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 18:33:50 (permalink)
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    Please, for the love of god, try posting in forums other than General.
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    ard-eoin tim
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 18:35:54 (permalink)
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    lol just keeping the mods busy sure if i wasnt here they would have nothing to do ,

    everytime i put them in the right forum i dont get much replys this is where everyone hangs out
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 18:41:04 (permalink)
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    Depends on wether it's currently working for you, if you are growing then why change? If you're not growing then change something and see if that works.
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    ard-eoin tim
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 18:46:15 (permalink)
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    i was told at the gym today that i should be doing less if i want to grow fast but dont no weither to believe him as i seen on the net u are better to do more reps when doing legs , my heads in a spin now
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 19:02:34 (permalink)
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    For upper body, the usual strength range is 6 reps.

    For lower body, it varies wildly from individual to individual.
    6 reps might work nicely for me on a squat, 20 might work better on a leg press.

    If you're doing 15 reps and don't feel like it was much of a challenge when you have completed it, then you need to think about increasing the weight.

    If you have a weight so heavy that you can barely do 3 reps, you may be totally missing your quads and working your hips/ass.

    You need to experiment mate. Everybody is different.
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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 19:10:07 (permalink)
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    Dan Nukem

    For upper body, the usual strength range is 6 reps.

    For lower body, it varies wildly from individual to individual.
    6 reps might work nicely for me on a squat, 20 might work better on a leg press.

    If you're doing 15 reps and don't feel like it was much of a challenge when you have completed it, then you need to think about increasing the weight.

    If you have a weight so heavy that you can barely do 3 reps, you may be totally missing your quads and working your hips/ass.

    You need to experiment mate. Everybody is different.


    Minor points I know but;
     
    1) Regardless upper or lower body for pure strength training reps from 1-6 are normally done. Lower generally is more effective but you carn't always be grinding out lifts at +90% intensity. Thats if you using sets close to failure that is.
     
    2) Technique will dicatate muscles activated, not really intensity. If your hitting your working your quads at 80% 1RM you'll be doing it at 90%. Unless of course a persons technique is not good enough to stand up at near max %?
     
    Anyway as has been suggested, if it's working continue to do what your doing with the squats. If it's not and hasn't for a while stop and think.

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    Re:squating 2009/08/01 20:34:56 (permalink)
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    im fukd after i do all my sets , i recon i could get another 1/2 reps in the 1st 2 sets but i always seem to stop at 15 tho its still hard when i do this
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