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I was always taught that low weight with high reps is for weight loss and toning, whereas high weight and low reps is for strength training and bulking up.

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When exercising for muscle growth what is the relationship between muscle load and repetition frequency for best muscle growth?

Less reps, more weight.


How many reps should you do to Gain muscle?

between 8 and 12 reps...with a weight of course that causes you failure to the number of reps you choose for each set...


For bench pressing is it better to do more reps with less weight or less reps with more weight?

You do fewer reps with more weight to make your muscles look larger. You do more reps with less weight to increase your strength. What is your goal?


When weight lifting is it more reps and less weight for definition?

yes. low weight high reps gives you a tone look. high weight and low reps gives you big stocky muscles.


What is a good weight to work out with?

Generally a good workout weight is the weight at which you can do at least 8 reps but no more than 12 reps. If you are able to do more reps, try going heavier. If you are training for strength, use fewer than 8 reps but go heavier on the weight.


How can you lift 5lbs more each week?

more weight less reps more weight less reps


What gets toned muscles the weight you lift or the reps you do?

In this case it's the amount of weight, but in reality it's neither. It only matters HOW you lift it, as in posture, stance, etc... You could have any amount of weight on there, just do it correctly.


Does lifting less weight with more reps make you stronger?

no lifting less weight w/more reps make you cut as in muscle definition heavy weight and shorter reps make you stronger 3-4 sets and 6-8 reps


How many reps should you do with leg curls?

It depends on your desired results. For getting stronger and bigger, use a lot of weight and low repetition. I would recommend 2-3 sets of 8 reps with however much weight you can handle for that amount. For getting more toned and gaining endurance, use low weight and high reps. I would recommend 3-4 sets of 12-15 reps.


What are the best number of reps to gain muscle fast?

low reps, high weight


What is the recommendation for number of sets and reps to improve endurance?

When beginning an exercise program, one should start with 3 sets of 10 reps with a certain weight amount. The weight should be gradually increased so the muscles do not become accustomed to the amount of weight being used. After a period of time, the sets and repetitions can be increased to improve the results of the exercise.


Is it better to use more weight but less reps to build muscle?

More weight, less reps= more strength Less weight, more reps= more bulk (body builders) Genetics and Diet also helps.

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