How To Do Your Repetitions Correctly For Muscle Growth
Workout repetitions for natural bodybuilding and all athletes. Do it right, and YOU WILL build size. Here are a few simple bodybuilding basics on how to perform your weight lifting reps.
Repetitions This means, how many times you moved. For example.. if you did 10 push-ups, that would be 10 repetitions.
Sets If you did 10 push-ups then rested, those 10 push-ups as a whole, would be considered 1 set. 1 set of 10 repetitions.
Reps, or repetitions can be done in many ways. On this page we'll give you some basics to get you started.
Executing your rep range will most definitely change over time as you progress through your bodybuilding stages. There are various rep ranges, and each one has its place.
The main idea is to stay at lower rep ranges (8 to 12) for the majority of the time. This is a great repetition range for building muscle.
Pick a weight that you cannot move past the 10 repetition mark. That's a good range to start out with.
After executing your first set, you'll rest for no longer than 2 minutes before executing the same weight all over again. But this time, you're most likely going to get 8 reps, since your muscle will most likely not be as strong on the second set.
You'll keep following this process until you reach a point where you cannot perform anymore than 3 or 4 reps. This usually occurs within 4 workout sets.
Once you get to that point, that particular exercise is all done, you're then off to another movement, using the exact same strategy. Which is the 10-8-6-4 rep range.
Follow this range, and you'll be all set.
And if you want, you can always get a little more creative with this by taking weight off from the bar as you advance through the workout, or you could even add weight throughout the workout. There are many ways to do this. As you advance in your bodybuilding, you will have so many different options to try!
As long as your form is good, and you concentrate on the muscle that you're attempting to work, feel free to experiment.
Always make sure you keep your reps in the lower range for building muscle mass.
Go for a rep range of around 8 to 12, which ever you prefer, for your first set at the beginning of every exercise.
Once that happens, rest for 2 minutes, then do it all over again. Repeat this for about 40 to 60 minutes.
Now that's how you build muscle.