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question about sets

Postby mears » Oct 26, 2009 15:03

I have read a number of books yet still am confused about the need for certain number of sets.

You get stronger by lifting progressively heavier weights. Say you're pressing 100 lbs for two, maybe three reps max, and after a five minute rest, you do another set for two reps max. Now, what's the benefit in doing more sets than the two already done? Are you getting stronger by doing more sets with the same weight? Or adding strength endurance instead? Are you subjecting yourself to injury by doing more?

The same goes for sets of 5-8 reps. Benefits of 3, 4, 5 sets? Where's the evidence that "x" many sets are more beneficial regarding getting stronger, not looking more buffed?
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Re: question about sets

Postby CSta » Oct 27, 2009 08:49

mears wrote:what's the benefit in doing more sets than the two already done? Are you getting stronger by doing more sets with the same weight? Or adding strength endurance instead? Are you subjecting yourself to injury by doing more?

The same goes for sets of 5-8 reps. Benefits of 3, 4, 5 sets? Where's the evidence that "x" many sets are more beneficial regarding getting stronger, not looking more buffed?


The Position Stand "Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults" published by the American College of Sports Medicine may answer your question. Click on the pdf for that article. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/pages ... ectionId=1
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Re: question about sets

Postby rojbanks » Nov 07, 2009 08:16

This is a Typical Questions....one should not understand at the first time....
After reading it some time i finally understand the question, but i have to say that it is a cheeky as well as deep q.
i want to know this as well,but in that pdf fill i could not find appropriately to aswer this .....
hope some one could inform about this... but it does not matter , it u doing this , try it more as far as u comfortable..
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