Hi there! First post here
I'd like to start by saying that because of all DIFFERENT information I'v recieved about working out, I am simply lost and no longer know what I'm doing..if anything.
Let me give you some background info;
Max bench 180
Reps 3 sets of 160 x 3
Working out for; 4 months.
So as you can see, I'm new to the whole thing, and it doesn't help that everyone I ask, gives me a different answer as to how I should be working out. The one I am following now is simple, load up the wieghts and aim for 3 or 4 reps. From what I'v been told, this method is to get thick/stronger FASTER. And I have to admit, I have gotten a little bigger and a lot stronger (I started with a max of 110lbs) in the past 4months.
But recently someone told me I was WAY off and this method would never make me look big. If I'm not wrong, this method will NOT get me tonned and ripped, right? Is it only good for getting stronger/thicker?
Question; In short, can someone please tell me what is the difference between what I'm doing now and say doing 3 sets of 8-12 reps and their effects on the body.
A very confused new commer
You will get bigger using any rep scheme under 12 but lower reps will help you get stronger faster and higher are for hypertrophy although this can be achieved wiith low reps to.