I realize that Powerman. I have been working out for many years. For nearly all exercises I lift the weight that I can do for 6-8 reps. Once I hit 8 reps, I go up 5 lbs. I think the point that BM made and that I was curious about was whether the rep ranges should be higher or lower for certain exercises. The same would apply then if its say 12-14. go up 5 lbs when u hit 14 reps.
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Orbital, I assume you're trying to increase the size of your triceps.
Like any muscle, it needs to be exposed to certain stimuli to grow. Basically, this means you should use between 1 and 20 reps, with the majority of those reps falling between 5 and 12.
With that in mind, you have to increase the weight (or repetitions) performed in your given training zone each time you train the muscle.
Do that, and the rest is trivia.