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Is it better to do reps or time?

Stick to intervals. “Timed intervals are generally ideal for faster pace workouts, and to keep your body in a calorie burning, metabolic state,” says Seki. “They provide good structure so that you know how long to perform an exercise, as well as how long to recover.

Why You Should Never Do 10 reps?

“Never do ten reps means that you never set an attainable goal and then reward yourself for achieving it. People who set a goal (ten reps) and then put the weights down to congratulate themselves upon completion will never see results and eventually quit.

Is 15 reps too high?

1 Answer. Your trainer is correct. When training for muscular endurance you want to be in the 12-20 rep range, so 15 is a perfectly reasonable rep count. In contrast, 1-3 reps trains for strength, 3-5 trains better for power, and 6-10 trains better for mass.

Is 5 sets of 15 reps good?

While five sets of 15 reps is a good rep range for more seasoned lifters, Howell advises that beginners opt for five sets of 10 reps. Start with a weight you can perform easily (about 50 percent of your max).

Is doing too many reps bad?

While there’s a time and a place for training to repetition failure, doing so too often has been scientifically proven to result in diminished gains in strength, power and hypertrophy.

Will 100 reps build muscle?

“Your 100-rep max is likely to be at or close to the minimum resistance available for an exercise,” Looney points out, “meaning you will not be stimulating strength, power or muscle gains. In fact, certain exercises can be too difficult to complete 100 reps with even using just your bodyweight.”

Do u need to lift heavy to get big?

According to a new study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, you don’t have to lift super heavy in order to boost strength and gain muscle. As long as you go to failure, it doesn’t matter how much weight you lift.

Is 30 reps too much?

The vast majority of lifters do 8 reps per set. But maybe it’s time to re-think that distaste for high reps because some researchers at McMaster University in Canada have done a study that shows that 20-30 rep sets are just as effective, and in some cases more effective, in building muscle than low or lower-rep sets.

Is it better to do 30 reps or 3 sets of 10?

You need to get a heavier weight. If you are using the same weight for both, 30 reps. But obviously you can use more weight for sets of 10 than sets of 30, so 3 sets of 10 are better. But you can use even more weight and better form with sets of 5, so for most people they are best.

Is 8 reps good for strength?

While choosing a weight at which you can do just 8-12 reps builds muscle, it also builds strength, no doubt. But that weight is not optimal for strength building. When focusing on maximizing your strength, you want to train with even heavier loads, ones you can lift for just 1-6 reps.

How long should each rep take?

“Three seconds is the ideal amount of time [to rest] between reps,” he tells me. “If you are consistently going over 10 to 15 seconds in between each rep, you’re not going to keep your heart rate in its optimal zone. In turn, you won’t make the best use of your workout.”

Does time under tension build muscle mass?

The bottom line. Time under tension workouts can enhance your performance and endurance by building bigger, stronger muscles. It’s a great technique to add to your existing workout program, especially if you want to shake up your routine and improve your fitness.

How many reps is 40 seconds?

10 reps