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Professional Bodybuilder Uses Higher Reps For Bigger Muscles

17 January 2012 No Comment

There’s long been a debate in the bodybuilding world as to which rep range is more effective for building larger muscles; not to be confused with which rep range is better for getting stronger, gaining power, etc.  Different goals requires different methods.  Well, being that “success leaves clues”, it’s interesting to take note a comment that professional bodybuilder Will Harris recently made.

In a Flex column, he stated “Higher reps help me avoid injuries.  My training is based on bringing blood to the muscle.  You get the best pump with reps in the 15 to 30 range.  What I use might be a light weight for me, but you’d swear it’s heavy.  I still have 10 plates on each side of the leg press (900 pounds) when I’m doing sets of 20 to 30.”

Food for thought.  Don’t get caught up in the whole “you got to lift big (weights) to get big”.  Get over that myth.  Lowering the amount some and upping the reps may be just what you need to get your development going.  Keep in mind that because you’re pushing more blood into the muscle, it’s a good idea to have that blood full of Creatine Powder: Strength & Muscle Men’s Formula.

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