WHAT REP RANGE IS BEST⁉️
So what is better for gains heavy weight for lower reps or a bit lighter weight for higher reps? 🧐
Research has shown that rep ranges in the 5-6 rep range and the 10-12 rep range have the same hypertrophy gains!
But you can’t just pick up any weight for 10 reps and expect it to work. 😅
If you go for a higher rep range you have to pick a weight that is truly going to be CHALLENGING for those 10 reps! That also goes for the 5-6 rep range. 💪🏻
Whether it’s a 5-6 or 10-12 rep range, you must take your muscle to failure or pretty close to it. That means you should at the very most, have only 2-3 reps left in the tank! 😤
With that being said NOW let’s answer the question, WHATS THE BEST REP RANGE⁉️
I would have to say it’s best to incorporate Both HIGH & LOW rep ranges in your workout routine, because the body is made up of both fast and slow twitch muscles.
FAST twitch muscles respond better to low reps with heavy weight, while SLOW twitch muscles respond better to lighter weight with higher rep ranges. ⚡️
This also depends on your ultimate goal! If you want to be extremely strong, then you should focus more on strength training.
However, if you want hypertrophic gains then you don’t have to base your training around just heavy lifting! 🤯
Studies have also shown that the muscle density between SARCOPLASMIC and MYOFIBRILLAR hypertrophy is very similar but that’s a topic for a whole new post.😅😂
Comment down below what rep ranges you incorporate in your workout plan‼️