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Sets and Reps

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 by Alicia  |  Comments Off

Target your weight training routine to achieve your goals by choosing the right combination of sets and repetitions.

Let’s take a look at sets and reps, part of the core of your weight training routine. The number of repetitions (reps) of an exercise that you do depends on your goal. The number of reps you can do is limited by the weight of the resistance (provided by free weights, machines, or other devices). If you lift, say, a 10-pound dumbbell, as many times as you can, that will obviously be more than you could lift a 15-pound dumbbell (always assuming good technique) for the same exercise. If you do as many reps as you can, until your muscle gives out and you cannot finish another rep with good technique, that is called going to muscle failure, or just failure.
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