Originally Posted by jdmalm123
Many would call 3x10 "high rep" and would call 10x3 "low rep" but they are both 30 rep programs.
I think the low rep/high rep confusion comes from a misunderstanding of the "total work done" concept. Keep progressing on a "total work done" scale and you'll make gains, no matter how many reps per set you use.
The reason why some "high reppers" see gains is they do more total work than the "low reppers" who have an almost too minimal program and progress too slowly.
Likewise ,the reason why some "low reppers" see gains is they do more total work than the "high reppers" who may do high rep sets, but quit before they really push themselves. In the end, some "low reppers" are doing more reps than the "high reppers" because they do more sets, and/or more workouts, per week!
This was a great post here, everyone should read this twice to realize that it is not always the rep scheme but how much work is done and how hard you push yourself to progress.
I have done a powerlifting routine for about 6 months now with sets in the 1-5 range and have still seen an increase in size.