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Old 11-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by Glight View Post
My first question is why is everything so high rep. No 3s, no 5s?

I feel like higher rep stuff is just. Lot of wasted reps. If you can lift it 10 times and then do it again 2 minutes later you're not accomplishing a whole lot with the sets.

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Well I'm looking to build as much muscle mass as possible, and from my understanding the rep ranges of 3-6 are more strength hypertrophy, while 8-12 are more muscle volume based hypertrophy. Obviously you'd see mass gains from strength rep ranges and strength gains for volume rep ranges, just each range prioritizes what gets developed. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

Good questions for sure...

I know what has worked best in the past for me is pyramid training (for example 10-8-6), which takes away the 10-10-10 for instance... I can pick a weight that I can get 10 on the first set, but as I am fatigued when I go for the same weight on next set, I can only get 8... or if I feel I can still get 10 I go up in weight. Should I change the rep scheme to a more pyramid based one?
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