Friday, 17 February 2012

Repetition Training FAQ

The following article is to help you decide how many reps you should be doing on your routine based on what your goals for the routine are.

1-5 Reps = Strength.
For example, if your trying to get your max bench up, then you want to be putting a weight on that you can only do 1-5 reps with (Ideally 5)

7-12 Reps = Muscle Mass
Twelve reps provides the ideal hypertrophy for rapid muscle growth

15+ Reps = Endurance
If you want you your muscle to be able to repeat the same motion for a long period of time without tiring out, then 15+ is for you. For example, if your a runner: 15+ reps on a leg press implemented into your training will prove beneficial

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