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  1. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

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    weight training with heavy weights, thus results in less reps throughout each set, or training with moderate weights while sucessfully completing the reps with each set?
     
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    low weight, high reps.... gets you toned
     
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    Define succes...

    Here's a better way of asking your question: "More weight and less reps or less weight and more reps?"

    I can't imagine an abundance of serious answers here.
     
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    why does it have to be one or the other?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    This is like "no gym for home" v2
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I'm not quite sure what exactly you're asking, but there are positives and negatives to each rep range. Rep range selection is entirely dependent upon your goals. Generally, lower rep ranges using heavier weights will be more strength dominant, whereas higher rep ranges (10-12) with lighter weights are more hypertrophy or strength endurance specific.

    A good routine should incorporate a balance of both imo, however, the rep ranges should suit the specific exercise, 3rm bicep curls are not something I would consider fundamental to a routine (if you get my drift) Where as 3rm deadlift may be beneficial.
     
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    Like say, Im bench pressing at 80% max while only hitting 4 or 5 reps out of the 8 reps on the last one or two sets. (8x5)

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    Bench pressing at ~65% while hitting every rep on all sets. (10x5)

    ??

    Thanks.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Lift heavy, let your diet decide how "big" or "cut" you get
     
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    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    Why are you limiting yourself to one? I recommend using lower reps for compound movements and higher reps for accessory movements, however, limiting yourself to a certain rep range or weight scheme for every exercise is definitely going to limit your success.
     
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    instead of looking at it as not successfully completing the lift, just realize that higher weigh dictates a lower rep scheme
     
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