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    reps and sets

    low reps or high reps? how many sets?

    basically, what's best way to workout?

    should reps and sets be different on steroids and off?

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    Ok brotha man...lets slow down for a minute. Before we go any further I need your help. Please tell me the following:

    How old are you?
    Hieght and wieght?
    How long training?
    How is your diet?
    What are your goals?
    Are you planning on using gear? if so what kinds?

    I'm not bustin your balls but we can really soeed things up if you help us out a little.

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    i do like 5x5 for strength and size, but for endurance and muscle defination i do like 3x12

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    I am not asking all these questions specifically for myself

    most of the answers I already know, I am curious on other people's answers

    I am a personal trainer at a local gym, just doing my research
    that's why I am keeping the questions general

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    No surprise here- but I'm looking to get freaking huge. So I go heavy weight- low reps.

    For most excercises I go 5-7 reps. If I can 8 or more reps, then it's time to increse the weight.

    For big muscles I do 8-12 sets. For litlle muscles (biceps and calves are pretty much it...) i do 4-6 sets.
    It doesn't sound like much- but 4 heavy sets (to failure) of biceps will do it for me.

    That's my story- and so far it seems to be working well.

    Although the copious amounts of juice flowing in my veins may be helping....

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    Originally posted by Lush
    For big muscles I do 8-12 sets
    thats way too much, u are most definetely overtraining
    others correct me if i am wrong

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    No I don't think 8-12 sets for a large muscle group is too much. Lets take back for example. I do 4 sets of Hammer pull downs, 3 sets of low rows, 3 sets of lat pull downs and 3 sets of one arm dumbell rows...13 sets.

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    i misunderstood, i thought he ment 10-12per exercise
    my fault

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    As a personal trainer you will already know that low reps are used to promote muscle growth and strength and higher reps are for toning and shaping.Sets depend on your goals and the excecises you perform

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    yea yea yea, lol

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