Sets and reps??? There’s some questions that have come up over last couple of weeks. How many sets or reps should you be doing when working out?
The answer is till ‘muscle failure’. The hardest thing to accept to a lot people is failure. But maybe as trainers we should re-name this point in training as ‘muscle result zone’
It is at the point where the muscle is not able to perform no more, is where the muscle reaches the point of exhaustion. This will create a physiological reaction for your muscle to grow and burn fat!!!
Therefore your metabolism peaks and you get results!!!
Muscle adaption is common to all people that train. This is when you perform the same movement,the same resistance/distance or same time frame of working out.
So don’t just do the same reps or the same amount of sets, or the same route on your jog… mix it up! So don’t fix your mind on numbers rather focus on the THE FEEL you accomplish at the end of your workout.
For example- if you’ve been bench pressing three sets, 10reps and the same 80kgs every time. How do you expect your muscle to change?!? Try doing three sets to what ever weight makes you fail between a rep range of 8-12!?! But you must get to point of failure, and it doesn’t matter what weight it is! Even if it’s less! Failure is the key, or should I say muscle result zone:-)
So my message is stop fixating on numbers and start emphasising what FEEL your achieving each time your workout?
Achieve smart training and get maximum out of time exercising.
Any queries please don’t hesitate to email me or one the trainers at XTRAINING HEALTH AND WELLNESS STUDIO