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Old 02-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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I, personally, enjoy working in various rep ranges. There are people who can squat 1000 lbs for 1 rep...it might take me three reps...or someone else 10 reps. In the end who really cares - we all moved 1000 lbs. Ultimately, I try to get better (be that by adding weight, or by adding reps) at the compound lifts. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't sarcoplasmic hypertrophy increase the cross sectional area of the muscle, which, in turn, also increases the ability of the muscle to generate force? For myself it's all good - I want to be as strong as I can be for 3-5 reps, as well as have the endurance to lift reasonably heavy weights for 8-10 reps. Hell, once in a while why not pump that sumbitch up with a 20 rep set. Just my $.02.
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