Really High Rep Work... good? bad?

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  1. Paintballny

    Paintballny New Member

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    I've been mixing in high rep work a bit lately. Mostly with squats and deads. I haven't really tested my maxes in a while but I feel good and do enjoy the challenge of high rep work. Today I deadlifted and did 315x75 (5 sets of 15) and when I do high rep squats its in the 10-15 rep range.
     
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    I think its good to mix it in every so often
     
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    i think squatting in the that range can be very beneficial. u can definitely get stronger in the 10-12 range..i dont really go above that for squats unless im doing like 20 rep sets

    dunno bout dl's tho
     
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    just be careful with certain execises like deads..your main muscles will fail after a while and ur gonna start to lose form.. i think there's a reason most people dont go too high on reps w/ deads
     
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    a lot of the time i'll do high rep (15-20) on stuff after my main compound lift for the day. i do high rep shit on

    - leg extensions
    - tricep pushdowns
    - bb curls
    - shrugs

    shit like that
     
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    Yeah I was sure to have a friend watch my form. I wear my belt for those sets and with 315 it seems like my hands tend to get tired before the rest of me does. Granted I wanted to pass out after the last set but I think if I wanted to I could have gone for a couple more.
     
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    i read the thread before i went to the gym just now and decided to do the same. did my usual pull ups and rows then did the high rep DLs. on my last 2 reps i was so close to throwing up lol i was like 'wtf?! never had that happen before'
    how often do you guys do high rep compound stuff anyways and how is it beneficial?
     
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    My legs and traps respond much better to high rep stuff. They are the endurance muscles so maybe that's why.

    Your calves can support your entire bodyweight and move hundreds of times it NO PROBLEM at all. You can easily stand on one leg and go up onto tip-toes hundreds of times. Same for running up a hill - just think about the amount of strength coming from your calves. I usually use ~30 reps for calves.

    20-rep squats are awesome from bringing up lagging legs.

    Traps too - I normally use 20-25 reps. Occasionally I'll do a 5x5 with heavy weight but the next workout I'll be back to 20-25
     
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    Some stuff, sure, others not really.

    The most I've done has been 20rep squats as far as the "heavy, compound" lifts are concerned..

    Traps like 30 rep x 3 times cuz we were fucking bored.
     
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    I don't consider sets of 15 high rep personally. High rep work is like 20, 30, 50 rep sets.
     
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    you're thinking high rep single set, vs just high reps.

    i think it's good to do once in a while.
     
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    I do leg extensions, back extensions, sldl's, all arm work and some shoulder work high rep. Also toward the end of my workouts I do high rep sets with some exercises, (3 sets of 15 or something).
     
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    IMO, high rep sets are effective due to blood volume accumulation. Taking a rest between moderate rep sets sort of negates that. Not that there's anything wrong with multiple sets of moderate reps. It's just a different kind of training.
     
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