any negative effects of doing more reps?

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I've been on the 5x5 for about 3 months now (great gains btw!)

    I just started trying to do more upper reps for more definition and beech look (for a vacation first week of august).

    Are there any negative effects of doing a lot more than 5x5 for say bench? This is what I did last time.

    Bench:
    95x5x1
    125x5x1
    145x5x1
    165x5x1
    185x5x1
    205x5x1
    225x2x1
    185x8x2
    185x6x1

    this is what i would've tried to do before:

    135x5x1
    155x5x1
    175x5x1
    195x5x1
    220x5x1 *done*
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    more reps does not give you more definition
     
  3. GilezCorey

    GilezCorey New Member

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    i was under the impression that doing higher reps with weights that are between 60-80% of your max was more likely to induce hypertrophy (while possibly sacrificing strength gains)

    just my retarted 2 cents
     
  4. Steve325

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    just lift weights, mix the shit up so u get the best of both worlds. In my personal experience, my best gains have been from strength training
     
  5. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Opps, I meant size. Good point there.

     
  6. Skeletor

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    lol @ nine sets
     
  7. Skeletor

    Skeletor Guest

    I think typical for bodybuilding you want to do that. something like 6-9 reps per set with less weight than you'd use for strength training, and fewer sets.
     
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    Woah, 9 sets, are you serious!?


    Just do a 4x10 or something if you want to induce hypertrophy, and try to use the same weight instead of going up. For your best gains you should do both low rep and high rep shit, mix it up.
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    go for strength gains, muscle follows
     
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    I believe its thought that 1-5 reps induces strength gains, 5-8 reps induce functinoal hypertrophy (size with strength), and 8-12 reps give more structural hypertrophy (size but not as much strength) and anything over that is basically endurance/stability training.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Interesting..
     
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