Posts tagged: sets
I always hear guys say, “I do sets of 10” and girls say, “I do sets of 20.” It’s a stereotype just like the one about girls shying away heavy weight to avoid “bulking up.”
Here’s a very basic breakdown of how to determine your workout rep plan:
I plan to increase my strength gains. Here’s what I do.
I want to tighten of my muscles. Here’s what I do.
I want to maintain my muscle. Here’s what I do.
-Men and women benefit from both low and high rep workouts. It’s all about what shape and what functionality you want your body to achieve. Don’t focus too much on what magazine or website articles tell you in their “celeb” workout plans. As long as you can look at your body and see what needs work, pick and choose the associated exercises and apply these simple rep rules. Otherwise you’re just wasting your time doing someone else’s workout.
FINAL NOTE: Remember to eat well and make sure you understand what each exercise targets. Use the concept of reps/sets and modify it for your body. Sometimes it’s just genetics!