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Old 05-09-2003, 03:44 PM
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Default Hypertrophy vs. Strength Training

Now, can someone explain to me which is better for my goal - to build muscle mass.

8 reps to failure

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12-15 reps to failure?

What is difference in reps? I just read post that anything under 12reps is good for strength and not mass building/hypertrophy... [img]/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:47 PM
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For mass, 8 reps to failure is better, but it's good to mix it up. Sometimes that 12-15 reps can do you better.
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i've read the range is

6-10 reps for mass
12-15 reps for strength
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:56 PM
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Thanx! I was wondering, because all this time I was doing 8-12 reps!!

So great, I was doing it right! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:57 PM
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You can forget that ranges. If the muscle isn't resistant to a load, it will respond with growth.
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So, no matter how many reps I make, as long as I go to failure and increase weights/resistance - I am on the right track?
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Keep in mind variety is good so there's nothing wrong with using higher reps once in a while. We must use every possible tool to cause hypertrophy.

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LeslieD said:
i've read the range is

6-10 reps for mass
12-15 reps for strength

[/ QUOTE ]

That's backwards, lower reps (heavier weight) generally equates to more strength, think of powerlifters. 12-15 reps gets more into ENDURANCE training.

Read this article: http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magaz...iberspart2.htm

In it Jacob discusses the different muscle fiber types and what rep ranges are good for strength, mass, and endurance gains respectively. I also recommend reading part one as well. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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