Weight Training

  • JoeJoe193

    Posts: 14

    Jul 17, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    What are the right number of sets/reps to build muscle but at the same time get stronger and have strength gains?
  • tj85016

    Posts: 4123

    Jul 17, 2014 6:14 PM GMT
    3 sets of 6-8 (or to exhaustion for that weight) is usually good to start off with

    there are so many routine variations
  • JoeJoe193

    Posts: 14

    Jul 17, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    tj85016 said3 sets of 6-8 (or to exhaustion for that weight) is usually good to start off with

    there are so many routine variations
    thanks ive been doing 3 sets of 8 but I want to get stronger too
  • Hunkymonkey

    Posts: 215

    Jul 19, 2014 9:50 AM GMT
    JoeJoe193 said
    tj85016 said3 sets of 6-8 (or to exhaustion for that weight) is usually good to start off with

    there are so many routine variations
    thanks ive been doing 3 sets of 8 but I want to get stronger too


    That comes with time. Just keep at it and don't overtrain, which is too many variations of the same thing for a muscle group, too many sets, etc. You want to cause your muscles to breakdown just enough to repair, instead of so much you can't recover. One way to do this is limit the body parts you train in one day and limit the daily time you put in the gym - 60 min is good. 90 min is the max.