How many sets/reps do you guys do for squats and deadlifts?
It depends on what you are trying to do, most people are going to ask for a bit more information from you, or give you their personal opinion. I personally do 4 sets 6-8 reps
Well, I'm going to incorporate in into the hurculean workout (3 days/week full-body workout). I want strength and endurance in my legs.
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i do low reps.
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5/6 sets of 8 - 12 reps
2 X 10 Warmup
1 X 8
1 X 6
2 x 4
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Why do you guys all do such low reps?
because lifting heavy weights is more fun than lifting not-so-heavy weights
well i follow arnolds work out routine,thats just the minimum i do i usually do round about 15 reps to 20 then when i can do 20 easily i either add another set or go for 25 reps that all depends on the weight i use. do deadlifts help leg development ive enver really bothered with them?
Last edited by Monkey; 09-29-2004 at 04:12 PM.
nicely put, sig material perhaps.Originally Posted by Vido
5*5 progressive to max,
1*10 cool down.
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For deadlifts, I heard that when you do a lot of reps, it's harder to keep your form nice toward the end of the set. Is that true?
im 15 years old and train with a friend who has been working out for over 10 years and i learned that heavy is not always best sometimes doing 10-15 with less weight and less rest can work just as good or even better
You're doing way too many reps.Originally Posted by Monkey
I'll agree with that. When your grip and lower back are both close to giving out form can certainly suffer.Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
is there a set way to pyramid with the weights.
Because it's so much more fun to lift big on deads than some pansy ass weight. It's nice to heard that big THUD when you drop the weight down. Scares the **** outta people in the gym.Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
Depends on % of 1 rep max I'm doing. If it's the program in which I do 65% of 1rm, I'll be doing 3x10. If it's the one where I'm doing about 75% I'll do 3x4, 3x6, 3x8 , moving it up with the same weight every week.
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But if I'm doing more reps with a lighter weight, is my form still suffering? Wouldn't it be the same thing as doing less reps and a heavier weight? For both of them, you get tired near the end which would make both of them have suffering form.Originally Posted by Vido
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 09-29-2004 at 06:44 PM.
Well, for me, I never go to failure on deads. I used but I felt that this led to some lower back problems. My sets, after warmups go like this:
I'm 99% sure I can do at least 6 reps at 315 and 80% sure I can do 3-4 at 365 but I don't feel it's worth doing those extra sets. After 5 weeks I add weight to the first 2 sets (2x3@265) and leave the 2nd set the same. My goal is to eventually get my first set up to my second set. Again, going to failure is not my goal.
I can't say this for grip, but in terms of your lower back giving out, it's going to happen on high reps, not low.Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
K, so for deadlifts is 12 reps too many? Or should it be lowered to 10? Or even 8?Originally Posted by Vido
So, is this the same way with squats? Should I do low reps so as to keep my good form and not give out and injure myself?
Personally, I think there is a distinct difference between conventional deads and stiff-legged deads that becomes very relevant when deciding how many reps to perform. On a conventional deadlift it is only the postive portion of the motion that is doing anything beneficial for you. Lowering the weight can only lead to injury as far as I'm concerned. However, on a stiff-legged dead, the negative portion of the motion (the stretch) is probably more important than the concentric part.Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
Given this, I really only like doing "singles" for conventional deadlifts. The quotation marks are there for "singles" because, although I sometimes do max lifts, it's usually a set of 3-10 "singles" or so. In other words, I grip the bar, lift the weight, then drop it, and repeat the desired # of times. On the other hand, with stiff-legged deads I'd say anywhere from about 6-10 continuous reps is good.
I like 5-6 reps for squats. If I want to do higher rep leg work I'll do leg press or hack squats.
I do about 5 sets for squats and 5 for DL. Reps are usually around 4 or 5. I will lift whatever weight corresponds to that.
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why am i doing to many reps vido? i used to do 50 reps like 20 times on my arms with 15 kg on each arm and my arms are bigger than most adults i know so it cant be that bad ?