Jan 20, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
For those of you who are doing heavy weight/low rep to bulk up, how many reps would be considered "low rep?" Would 5 reps be efficient? Or maybe 8? How much is considered low? Thanks!
Jessie_Lee said5-6 reps for if you want to work on strength. 8-12 reps is more for hypertrophy (getting bigger), but you would also have to slowly lower the weight while you're at it. Regardless, either would stimulate muscle growth, but the 8-12 rep range would give better results if you're looking for building muscle. At least that's what the studies show.
A bodybuilder may say otherwise, but hey, whatever methods they picked works for them.