Working out legs - low reps?

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  1. Epik High

    Epik High OT Supporter

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    Kind of eyeballing people's workouts and noticed that leg workout usually consist of low reps, specifically for squats and dead lifts. Any particular reason for this?

    My squats and deads currently consist of:

    Squats
    135x12
    185x10
    205x8
    2225x6

    Deadlifts
    135x10
    185x10
    205x8

    I've never really tried heavier weight or maxing out.

    Btw i'm at 5'7 155 lbs. (Bigger than my weight would make you believe. I'm Korean with a pretty small ass frame and bones)

    Should I adjust my squat and deadlift reps?
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    most impressive, in for vid
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    different goals will call for different rep schemes and training protocols. Guys like GT who PL in competition will be working lots of low rep sets, but that doesn't mean that high rep work doesn't have a place in their programs.


    As a general rule I like to work lower rep sets at least every third workout.
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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  5. SmartPowders

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    I changed my leg workout recently, hard but I love it.

    Squats: 8/8/6/4/4 90 Seconds rest

    Leg press 10/10/8/8
    Hamstring Curl 12/12/10/10
    (This is a superset, 90 seconds rest between sets)

    Jump Squats 3 x 15 reps 60 seconds rest

    Bodyweight squats 100 reps 120 seconds rest

    Standing Calves 12/10/10
    Crunches 15/15/15
    Medicine ball twists 15/15/15
    (supersetted 90 seconds rest between sets)

    I'm in a no cardio workout mode. I'm getting my cardio from the workout and the results have been great so far. This is not a workout that will be easily done on your own, helps to have motivation. It's hard as hell, but very rewarding. Only taking 90 seconds on squats will push your cardio.
     
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    sounds impressive, I couldnt squat 225 for reps til I was about 165 or so. keep it up and keep training those wheels. if you keep it up youll be one of the strongest guys pound for pound in your gym.
     
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