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I know you should do low reps/heavy weights but how many sets for each muscle group??


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Excerpt: I'm sorry if this question has been asked 100 times. I'm not THAT serious about body building but I still want some muscle gain. I eat alot(including alot of protein) and try to keep it as clean as possible. BUT how many sets should you do for each muscle group? I know you should try to lift heavy weight and low reps. I don't want to do too many sets and overtain or do too little and not gain. Thanks for the help

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    I know you should do low reps/heavy weights but how many sets for each muscle group??

    I'm sorry if this question has been asked 100 times. I'm not THAT serious about body building but I still want some muscle gain. I eat alot(including alot of protein) and try to keep it as clean as possible.

    BUT how many sets should you do for each muscle group? I know you should try to lift heavy weight and low reps. I don't want to do too many sets and overtain or do too little and not gain.

    Thanks for the help

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    Re: I know you should do low reps/heavy weights but how many sets for each muscle group??

    What have you done previously?

    Some common rep/set schemes if you want to go heavy are: 5x5, 8x3, 10x2.
    It doesnt really matter, nearly anything will work for a while but nothing works forever.

    I suggest you read the training stickies on the top of the page and see what grabs your attention. 5x5 is the new black and is all the rage around here, I suggest giving that a shot. If you havent done 5x5 before do the single factor type first.
    Im currently back doing 5x5 and loving it.

    Ill dig up a link for you.

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    Re: I know you should do low reps/heavy weights but how many sets for each muscle group??

    Have a read of this thread...

    http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=375215

    there is the simple version listed in there.

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