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  1. HighwayReaper

    HighwayReaper New Member

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    What would the implications of the following.. pros and cons be?

    going from a lifting regime comprising of heavy weights.. 6-12 reps per set.. to a much more moderate SUPER strict regime of 15-20 or maybe 20-25 reps per set.

    im not looking for " wow 20-30 is to many reps".. im looking for what the possible changes in regime could accomplish.
     
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    It would make you weaker but you'd have more endurance?
     
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    It depends on how involved you get with it.

    I recenly decided to do pretty much all of my supplemental work with higher rep stuff. I do the first heavy compound exercise (and the second) in the 1-8 rep range, usually a single on the first exercise and 3-5 on the second. After that, I'm pretty much always at 20 or even above for things like pushdowns, facepulls, shrugs, lat pulldowns, etc.

    The results are that it helped me get in better lifting shape, I gained some hypertrophy, and dropped a little fat. My work capacity is much higher. It has helped my strength overall. I don't think this is a good idea for a beginning lifter, but you don't fall into that category.
     
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    i do high rep accessory work too.
    I've also tried 40-50 rep drop sets for the bench

    the only worry i have of eliminating heavy sets is your body won't be used to lifting heavy sets anymore.
    i.e. doing like 200lbs reps, then one day pushing 400lbs on the bar, your body would not be used to it and could be a huge challenge
     
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    Con: You won't be as strong and dealing with heavy weight will be a bit uncomfortable.

    Pro: Muscular endurance and pumps will increase.
     
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