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Excerpt: "Must do high reps for Bodybuilding" This according to the trainer at Gold's who "wants to put me on stage" & thinks I'd "make a great project" he's done comps himself. He's advocating sets of 15+ reps & way more sets than I currently do - like 20 sets for chest, for example (I do 12: 3 exercises, 4 sets each). According to the post by Realgains, he's an idiot. He has a great physique & *claims* to be natural. I still thought anywhere from 8-12, maybe up to 15 for lower body was

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    Question "Must do high reps for Bodybuilding"

    "Must do high reps for Bodybuilding"

    This according to the trainer at Gold's who "wants to put me on stage" & thinks I'd "make a great project" he's done comps himself.

    He's advocating sets of 15+ reps & way more sets than I currently do - like 20 sets for chest, for example (I do 12: 3 exercises, 4 sets each).

    According to the post by Realgains, he's an idiot. He has a great physique & *claims* to be natural.

    I still thought anywhere from 8-12, maybe up to 15 for lower body was ideal, not more than 15. Am I off????

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    I was a project once. Still healing from it.

    I'm sure you already know my opinion on the rep issue. Variety is the spice...


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    OK just my .02, I would say you know your body, Don't let anyone tell you other wise. Do what works for you. I can't imagine doing more that 15 reps. I at present do drop set starting with 10reps --- down to 6. 20 sets for chest OMG that is alot of sets.

    do what works for you, And when you do get on stage, keep us updated on the outcome, I am sure he is right about that, You would do great. Good Luck


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    Originally posted by spatts
    I was a project once. Still healing from it.

    Whoo...how come I don't remember this?

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    You dog!

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    Anyone that can grow off 15 reps is on steroids. FACT

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    Originally posted by spatts
    LOL, maybe my comment was uncalled for, but i honestly can't see how the average individual can grow on a 15+ rep scheme.

    Is it possible to overload the muscle with 15+ reps?

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    Originally posted by vinylgroover
    Anyone that can grow off 15 reps is on steroids. FACT
    That's what I thought!!! When chatting with this dude, he mentioned some of the big guys (Tom Platz, maybe?) & talked about them doing 50+ & having huge legs.

    Of course I replied, "there's no point in even examining their training routine - what makes them grow would prevent others from growing!!!"

    I can see 15+ *sometimes*, but shit, basic PHYSIOLOGY is that when you get to 15+ you're doing muscular endurance training & hitting the slow twitch muscle fibers, which are smaller in size than the fast twitch in any case- so you can't gain size on high reps!!!

    Yeah, I wouldn't be a "Project" - I'd just take some of his advice, like posing, & a few cool new moves, & utilize my own knowledge the rest of the way.

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    I think he got his info from studying the old bodybuilding methods. Corey Everson used to do 20-30 sets per bodypart; but she wasn't exactly natural, was she? If you factor in cortisol production alone, that's reason to NOT do the 20-30 set approach. If your body starts producing cortisol after 40 minutes or so of intense training, why keep training past that window?

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