BUMP didnt see this before i posted...well said mate:D
Originally posted by restless
There's no better rep range for hypertrophy, it depends on muscle conditioning. Basically you'll have to use a load that allows you to overcome what's been termed as the "repeated boot effect" that serves to protect the muscle against the stimulus for growth.
The repeated boot effect is what prevents our muscles from getting big from any stimulus, if it wasn't for it our muscles would grow non stop from everyday life and human beings wouldn't be functional at all. Essentially, each time you use a load it gets less and less effective. This effect is also more pronounced the lighter the load is and heavier loads can be used for longer time untill the RBE catches up with you.