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4everblessed 4everblessed
San Diego CA
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 19:04
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Amount of Weight
When I'm doing strength training, should I use more weight with less reps or less weight with more reps?

TimeToFly TimeToFly
NU
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 23:04
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Select a weight that fatigues the muscle but allows you to maintain proper form
I would start with 2 sets of 12 reps then move up to 3 sets of 15 reps before adding more weight.

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 06:04
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Training Method
The purpose of strength training is to build (neurological stength) The weight lifted is usually very heavy and therefore 4-6 sets 2-5 reps 3-4 minutes rest between sets. Hypertrophy (muscle development) shocks the muscle to stimulate a rapid increase in size. This is achieved by lifting moderate to heavy weight, usually 2-6 sets 6-12 reps 1-1.5 minuts rest between sets. Difinition this method of training stimulates a high cardiovascular rate and helps burn fatty tissue, while adding definition to the muscles. Exercises are preformed using a light to moderate weight 3-4 sets 18-25 reps 30-60 seconds rest between sets.

LotsaLbs2Lose LotsaLbs2Lose
NC
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 08:04
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Start slow, build up...
Although I am not exactly ready to sport a beachbody, I once was cut, and lean-used to do weight training with a personal trainer/friend. She always went for muscle exhaustion at the end of the sets. She also would tell me, " If you are not feeling like you did any lifting/muscle work after doing sets, you might need to adjust the amount of weight you are lifting. Fatiguing the muscle is what causes you to burn glycogen." If you are just barely able to get throu

LotsaLbs2Lose LotsaLbs2Lose
NC
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 09:04
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one set, and are needing to use momentum to lift them, then you are lifting too heavy. If you feel like it's all too easy after 2 sets of 15 reps per each exercise, then up the weights. Start off lightly and slowly, work your way up, proper form, will enure best results. Some people train heavy some days with less reps, and lighter other days with more. Supersetting is a great way to workout, to get the most from the weight you are able to lift, just doing all the exercising in a row with little rest. It's just great that you are doing weight training AT ALL-so many women believe it will "bulk them up" which will only happen if you over do it, great job on your fitness success.

1144 1144
Desert Hot Springs CA
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:04
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Great Info
I use lighter weights and do more reps.

char8026 char8026
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 14:04
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Amount of Weight
I like to lift heavier with less reps. When that gets easy, I add more weight.

8191 8191
CT
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 14:04
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reps
more reps with less weight for tone

opposite for bulk

4everblessed 4everblessed
San Diego CA
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 14:04
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Thank you everyone for the advice

LotsaLbs2Lose LotsaLbs2Lose
NC
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 16:04
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