How Many Reps Per Set Should You Do

The old classic 1-5 Reps is strength training 8-12 is muscle building

Recent research says that there isn’t a huge difference in muscle mass when doing sets of 5 or 12 when you’re in a calorie surplus

However Reps 5 and below are far more advantages when it comes to building strength

When training for muscle, volume is the main driver for muscle building so train across all Rep ranges with the majority of reps done in a higher rep range with only a few reps in reserve per set & full ROM

Training for strength, heavy, reps 1-5, few reps in reserve, full ROM

When it comes to muscle building there are more guidelines than hard rules

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