Question regarding higher rep lower weight effectiveness?

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  1. chlywly

    chlywly Active Member

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    I have been slacking a little since my neck got injured, however I am wondering anyone know the effectiveness of high rep low weight work outs? I see ripped guys doing this all the time; looks like they are getting a massive pump... I know my lactic acid shoots up like mad when I go much higher rep lower weight.

    My arms weren't getting sore at all no matter what, then I decided to try this, so I dropped the weight to like 50-60lb on the curl and did like up to 25 reps 4x sets, well the next two days my arms were finally sore.

    Should I be mixing it up more often? :noes:
     
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    Yes you should mix it up.

    You build muscle through progressive exercise.. i.e. either moving heavier weights, or moving the same weight more times.

    Also, lots of bodybuilders do higher rep (12-15) stuff and it seems to work for them. Pur's routine has quite a bit of higher rep stuff too.
     
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    50-70 rep sets for me when I'm training for surf. It sounds absurd until you get in the water.

    Otherwise I'm in the 5-15 rep range.
     
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