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Old 04-19-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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Question question about wt lifting sets & reps

is it better to do reps till failure for say, 3-4 sets, or do reps where i continue to increase the wt lifted with a series of reps (like body for life routine does)?

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Old 04-19-2004, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: question about wt lifting sets & reps

Better for what? There really is no single "best" routine, but using varaitions are good for preventing plateaus. Depending on where "failure" is (rep 4 or rep 20 will make a difference) you may just want to add weight, but either way will work for strength/ mass gains if lifting heavy enough. You can go to failure, but you don't have to.
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: question about wt lifting sets & reps

Lifting for more reps and several sets at the same weight will give you overall muscle toning. Doing less sets, but increasing your weight each time will give you more strength and muscle mass. Either way you will get stronger, it just depends on what specifics you want.

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