F&N's opinion on high rep routines

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  1. Mippity

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    What's the feeling about high rep (12-15) routines?

    I always notice a change when I switch up my workout routine and have been doing 10 rep since september. (june-august 5x5). About two years ago I was doing 15 reps and if i remember correctly, saw some results ... but there where a lot of other variables then too (diet, etc.).

    FYI, my workout is very similar from purevl's routine at 10x3. Is 15 reps too high?
     
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    not my cup of tea.

    i prefer heavier weights and you obviously can't go as heavy if you're doing more reps.

    that being said, the human body is crazy and everyone grows differently. try it and see how it works for you.
     
  3. MYNIGGA25

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    Am I the only one on the board who is a fan of starting high rep low weight and dropping to to low rep high weight in 3 to 5 sets? Seems like all of you do the same amount of reps through all sets.
     
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    i work down from 12 reps to 6-8
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    My light days were 8 - 12 reps, usually I did one set at 12, then 10, then 8.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I used to do that, used to start heavy and get lighter as the reps went on too from time to time.

     
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    started this today :eek4:. I'm not sure if it was the 5 extra reps or the focus on going slow and using perfect form ... but damn this was a great/tough gym day. Today is tri and chest day and my muscles were exhausted and pumped midway through. I had to skip dips :wtc:
     
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    but doesnt blood volume = best for hypertropy
     
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    most of the bodybuilders in this area ( those that actually compete) do 12-30 reps on everything.
     
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    I like higher rep stuff for most things as well
     
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    even when they are on a caloric deficit ?
     
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    10g gear, bra.
     
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    yeah.... 12 reps will give you more growth than 6 reps
     
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    doesn't matter
     
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    12-15 is high reps? :rofl:

    then what is 15-50 reps?
     
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    huh?
     
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    translation:

    working for a pump = increased size, rather than strength
     
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    you can do both

    max effort days and repetition days (ala WS4SB)

    best of both worlds
     
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    the same thing can be accomplished with any routine (max and repetition), doesn't need to be "westside".
     
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    I think they call that cardio. :fawk:
    Really though, I'd never seen anything higher than 20 really suggested (or in action) so I didn't mention it. I think I would pass out before hitting 50 consecutive squats :mamoru:
     
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    was an example
     
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    EXAMPLES NOT ALLOWED HERE


    :o
     
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    Watch the Wendler seminar video NUDES made the thread about. Should give you some good perspective on it.
     
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    Already watched it. I agree with the premise and I've got the consistency and drive down. I know the extreme lower end of the rep spectrum isn't consistent with my goals (1-3 reps, strength training) so I wasn't sure about the higher side of reps.
     
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