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Your Preferred Rep Ranges?

Discussion in 'General Bodybuilding' started by Goldenera, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Goldenera

    Goldenera Full Member

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    For hypertrophy?
    For strength?
    For a middle ground between the two?

    Do you prefer different rep ranges for different muscle groups/movements?

    I train mainly in 1-5 rep range, hence why I carry little muscle. Upping the reps soon to try to get some growth
     


  2. Tommy6

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    8-12 but want to slowly add in 12-35
     
  3. Wylde1

    Wylde1 Full Member

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    Usually prefer a couple of sets in the 6-8 range then a backdown set of 10-12 for the main compounds. Cable/isolation stuff tends to be in the 10-15 range. Never really do high rep stuff like 20+ as don't really feel it benefits me personally.
     
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    TwoCanVanDamn Official committee member Top Contributor

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    On compound stuff like bench, deads or squats I'll go up to six reps.

    Doing isolation stuff for rear delts, tris & bis etc anything up to fifteen reps.
     
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  7. Mr mac

    Mr mac TM Health & Safety officer Top Contributor

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    Through my 20s and early 30s then 4-8 for most things. Loved 5x5.
    As I aged and joints hurt went stricter higher reps.
    Now upper body 9-15 (sometimes 18-20 pump)
    Lower 13-25

    Always looking at 3 second neg now to feel muscle working. I've gone slightly lighter but feel muscle so much more now.

    I think hypertrophy in general around 10ish but older lifters 12-13 plus.

    Strength I'd look at triples to 5s
     
  8. Jim

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    Makes no odds to me really
    It's all about the feel, the tempo, tut, mind muscle connection and the contraction etc...

    I'll do all kindsa rep ranges, roms and tempos etc
     
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  9. doink

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    Do a mix of everything really.....

    Explosive positives and steady negatives is about all I'm arsed about.
     
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  10. robc1985

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    Always done strength work so 3-5 but moving away from that now and more 8-12.
     
  11. robc1985

    robc1985 Competitor

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    This is what I'm going to start doing more. Looked at DC training and I think it advocates it.
     
  12. round 2

    round 2 Top Contributor

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    Under 12, not a lover of the "burn"
     
  13. B-rad

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    Can you build muscle on 5 reps or does it need to be 8-12? For hypertrophy?
     
  14. G-G

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    Yes, you can. I rarely went over 5 reps on anything and have a decent lump of tissue on me.
     
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  15. thesaintishere

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    Of course. Either do more sets or really slow down the eccentric and squeeze at the top for several seconds. Plenty of time under tension there.
     
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