The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    low reps more weight/high reps less weight

    I searched the forums with lots of different key words and just get a bunch of threads not about what i'm looking for.

    I guess through highschool i learned 10repsX3sets always untill you usualy burn out in the third set on the last reps.

    Now i look at the WBB routines and they usualy have 2X 6-8reps.

    What is the theory behind lower reps and higher weight.. will i get better results?


    I've also learned(which could be wrong) that even making your third set of your last exercise for that muscle group much lighter and really higher reps to exaust the muscle group.

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    I incorporate periodization when I train (ie I use a variety of rep ranges and tempos), but I like the lower rep ranges for my heavy compound lifts, and I really focus on that for a cut to preserve LBM.

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    6 reps are not generally considered in the "lower" range.
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    Maybe just a little more elaboration.

    Would 3X10 one week.

    3X6-8 another week.

    And keep compound lifts 6-8?

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    It might be hard to see how you're doing, but you could try that I suppose.

    Look up "undulating periodization" - I posted up something on this a while back.

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