When training for strength...

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  1. JuggetEQ

    JuggetEQ New Member

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    Is it best to do 8-12 reps per set?
    If so, how many sets would be required for maximum results?

    If 8-12 reps isnt the best way to train for strength, what is?
     
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    what's the difference between pure strength and unpure strength
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    more sets, less reps. you can try warmup, then 5x5 or maybe warmup then 1x10, 1x8, 1x5, 1x3, 1x2, 1x1.

    you'd obviously up the weight with each set.
     
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    I heard that you wanted to do (kinda) the opposite of that.

    I thought you go:
    -Warmup set
    -Heavy
    -Lighter
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    why would you go heavy first? :confused:
     
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    so your not as tired towards the end of your workout...i suppose

    My uncle has a degree in exercise physiology, he told me that.
     
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    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    ive found that for bench , assuming say, 10 is my max reppable weight, doing:

    9
    10
    10
    10
    9
    is easiest, far easier than when i try to go directly to 10, or when i gradually work my way towards it. But thats only bench :shrug:
     
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    Man you really need to go read up on your lifting philosophies.
     
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    you mean his nautilus book?
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    never heard that before.

    in any case, if you want to lift for strength, there really isnt much room to stray from the standard formula: low reps, lots of sets, maximum weight.
     
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    JuggetEQ New Member

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    I have been reading it alot lately. :)
     
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    Yeah d00d, those guys on the bowflex commercials are SWOLE!1
     
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    make sure you keep reading you nautilus book, your knowledge is definitely improving :ugh2:
     
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    Ok, thats what i was looking for. Thanks!
     
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    yea those guys on the commercial dont even use that damn thing i bet lol
     
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