View Full Version : Wondering if you can help me out.

04-01-2005, 03:29 PM
Well I haven't been lifting all that long and I need some tips on reps and sets.

I do back + biceps on Monday. Tuesday abs. Chest, shoulders and triceps on wednesday and legs on friday. I would like to vary reps/sets for each bodypart. But what would you recommend? I want to increase my lifting by 5lbs each session and i like to lift heavy. I just don't want to over train certain bodyparts that dont need much reps/sets.

Teach little dumb old me. Thanks.

04-01-2005, 03:52 PM
There's no real need to vary reps/sets for each body part. Unless you get bored easily, then maybe I can understand. Also, increasing 5 lbs each session really isn't a practical goal. You'll plateau relativley quickly.

Sets, I prefer 2 for most things (squats and deadlifts being the exceptions), and reps 8 (again with deads and squats being the exception). I used to do 10, but felt better when I did 8 and I shaved some time off from my workouts.

04-01-2005, 08:46 PM
work on increasing reps before weight

say bench 135x5. work your way up to 8 reps by yourself. Then add 5lbs to the bar (2.5lb each side) and work your way up to 8. You will build strength up faster than anyway your trying

04-01-2005, 08:49 PM

couldnt agree more