Friday, September 2, 2022

Weight Lifting 101 : How many sets and repetitions ?

Weight Lifting 101 : How many sets and repetitions ?

Let's first start out by explaining what sets and repetitions are.

When you do any particular exercise, let's say the arm curl, each time you curl the weight up and bring it back down would be considered a repetition.

Now let's say you did 12 repetitions, took a break for 1 minute, then did another 12 repetitions. You would have done 2 sets of 12 repetitions.

Simple, right?

What sometimes seems confusing for some people is that they think they should do a certain number of sets and reps (reps is short for repetitions).

The fact is that there is no certain number of sets and reps that you should be doing. It will probably vary from time to time, based on your goals.

The one BIG mistake a lot of people make is doing too many repetitions.

Often times at the gym I'll see someone doing 20 or 30 reps.

Now like I said, there is a place for that depending on your goals. Certain sports require extensive muscular endurance, in which case you should do a lot of reps.

But your goal is to lose weight, get stronger, and change your body. So the best way to achieve that is to lift a weight that is heavy enough to fatigue your muscles between 8 and 12 reps.


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