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Old 10-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Should a woman do higher reps?

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I'm assuming you mean higher reps than a man who has the same goals.

Answer is no.
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Relative to goals, the same "principles" that apply to men also apply to women.
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Women should lift no different than men. PERIOD.
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All of the above But to add to that, there was a lifter/trainer a few years back state that women's muscle fibres react slightly differently to those of a man and so we should be doing 1 rep more and 1 set more than what the male counterpart is doing.
However, I never do, I just do what I do, it seems to work.
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Men can't even find consensus about what consitutes a good set/rep scheme. I don't see women being any different.
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^Agree, we just need to select the right weight for the right rep scheme, that's all, just like a man does.
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Men can't even find consensus about what consitutes a good set/rep scheme. I don't see women being any different.
Low reps don't build muscle right?

Don't know how many times I've heard that in response to the recommendation of a 5x5...
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Is it ok to use 10-12 reps for sets if I try to push myself for more when I can??
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