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Old 02-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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When doing sets of exercises, what is the minimum amount you should do? What is the max of reps you should do?
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The minimum rep range is one rep. Never fail

The maximum? Who knows? But i rarely do more than 20 reps.
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depends on the muscle you are working, in my experience. some things respond better for growth with higher reps...some, with lower reps.

ive done 3 sets of 30 before for smaller muscle groups, as well as 3 sets of 60second timed reps.
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Are you just starting? That will tell some more about your situation as well so then we can better answer you better. If you are just starting you may only be able to crank out one set of a few reps.
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You should work to finish a set strong. Do not be bouncing along. If you can not finish a set without jerking around, you have met your minimum. As far as a max, I guess however many you feel comfortable doing.
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This question is so general that it's almost impossible to answer. Some people do a handful of warm up sets followed by a few heavy singles (like me!). On the other end of the scale, you have German Volume training which is 10 sets of 10 reps with the same weight.
The real questions you should be asking yourself are:

What are my goals?
How much experience do I really have?
How solid is my form?
How many days/hours per day can I dedicate to training?

Only then can you set a minimum and maximum for yourself because it is individual to every person. Beginners who try and replicate experienced bodybuilder programs soon find that this maximum is miles beyond their potential.
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This question is so general that it's almost impossible to answer. Some people do a handful of warm up sets followed by a few heavy singles (like me!). On the other end of the scale, you have German Volume training which is 10 sets of 10 reps with the same weight.
The real questions you should be asking yourself are:

What are my goals?
How much experience do I really have?
How solid is my form?
How many days/hours per day can I dedicate to training?

Only then can you set a minimum and maximum for yourself because it is individual to every person. Beginners who try and replicate experienced bodybuilder programs soon find that this maximum is miles beyond their potential.
thats what I was thinking.
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Minimum reps = 1
Maximum reps = 3

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