Thread: Rep scheme?
09-26-2004, 12:41 PM #1Member
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I originally was gonna do 5 sets reps of 10,8,6,4, and 1 last set to failure (which I would be able to do about 2) for my rep scheme but on the other board someone recommended that I do less sets and ditch my last set to '2'.
After researching the matter I was thinking of only doing 3 sets reps of 8,6, and 1 last set to failure (which I should be able to do 4). I also plan on doing my deads 3 sets reps of 5,4, and 1 last set to failure (about 3) and 4 way neck machine with 3 sets reps of 15,12, and 1 last set to failure (about 10).
I am training just to get a good base and some functional strength for when I start boxing in a couple months.
I have 2 questions:
1) Does this rep scheme look ok for my goals of a good base and some functional strength for when I start boxing in a couple months?
2) Would this be a good rep scheme even if I wasn't training for boxing? If I was just weightlifting and wanted to get bigger and stronger, would this be a good rep scheme?
Here is my training routine:
Day 1 Mon
Flat dumbell press
Seated dumbell shoulder press
Seated bent over reverse flys
Seated dumbell shrugs
Day 2 Wed
Standing calve raises
4 way neck machine
Day 3 Fri
Seated cable rows
Wide grip lat pulldowns
Kneeling rope cable crunches
Cable side bends
I'm 24 years old 6' 225 and haven't really lifted in 3 years.
I will do this for 6 weeks and than I will add an exercise to each day (leg curls and leg extensions to day 2 and side lateral raises to day 1.
I will also be doing some light rotator cuff exercises after each workout. Not to mention stretching before, during, and after my workout.
Last edited by Aggression; 09-26-2004 at 04:09 PM.
09-26-2004, 12:50 PM #2
Im still a newb but ive seen fantastic gains mixing it up. Heavy one week 4-6 reps with a few sets. Light the next week with 10-20 reps with several sets. I have improved my strenght and endurance.
10-13-2004, 10:44 PM #3Associate Member
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I wouldn't set the amount a reps, go for a weight that you can push for 4-6, once you hit 7 it is time to move up in weight.
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