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    how many reps do u like?

    I generally like to keep it between 8-12. Anything 6 and below doesnt seem to do much for me....
    What about you guys?

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    Sometimes you have to lift heavy which means shocking your muscle with weights that you can onl;y do a few reps with, there is no set rule to the amount rep you do a set, by the way this really isnt it the right area of the forum

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    I keep all of mine in the 6-8 rep range. From what I've read this is the ideal range for building muscle. 10-12 is better for conditioning and cutting up. 4-6 is ideal for building strength.

    I'll work out with a weight I can get 6 times but not 8. If I get more than 8 I go up; If I get less than 6 I go down. also try to increase the weight by at least 2-5% per workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewski053
    I generally like to keep it between 8-12. Anything 6 and below doesnt seem to do much for me....
    What about you guys?
    depends on what im doing. for deadlifts I usually stay around 6. Calf raises about 20. Everything else is usually between 8-10, but occasionally Ill do 6 sets of 5 on bench to mix it up.

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    I like to change it up as much as possible unless im cutting... then i just do all reps 12-15

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    exactly, mixing it up is the key, change it up if you always do the same your body will get to used to it

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    agreed

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    start 10 12... end with 4-6 on my last sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeytown
    I keep all of mine in the 6-8 rep range. From what I've read this is the ideal range for building muscle. 10-12 is better for conditioning and cutting up. 4-6 is ideal for building strength.

    I'll work out with a weight I can get 6 times but not 8. If I get more than 8 I go up; If I get less than 6 I go down. also try to increase the weight by at least 2-5% per workout.

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    OK I do the 12 to 15 reps, 4 sets thing... are you saying I should increase the weights to the point that I can only lift 6 to 8 times? I am willing to try anything that helps although I am not necessarily doing too badly so far on this cycle. I took 10 days off just prior to starting the cycle so after the rest down, its been a major shock to the muscles to restart and this has been one of the best starts to a cycle I've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntpadude
    OK I do the 12 to 15 reps, 4 sets thing... are you saying I should increase the weights to the point that I can only lift 6 to 8 times? I am willing to try anything that helps although I am not necessarily doing too badly so far on this cycle. I took 10 days off just prior to starting the cycle so after the rest down, its been a major shock to the muscles to restart and this has been one of the best starts to a cycle I've ever had.
    If you are after building mass then I would suggest lowering the reps...to at least 8-10. Also, as listed above you should change things up every 6-8 weeks to keep your muscles from getting used to the exercises. I usually change up the exercises I do and the reps. Right now I am doing 4 x 6-7. In a few weeks I will change to pyramid scheme 8, 6, 4, 2 Reps per exercise.

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