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Theory. Anonymous 17/02/08(Wed)16:50 No. 19440
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I've come here for one reason. I've looked and can't find an answer, so, i need advice. And, I'm not quite desperate enough to go to the..."other" place.
Long story short, former fatfuck here. I've lost almost 8 inches from the gut, and nearly 80 lbs. I'm thinking now of my goals. I want to be stronger. Not powerlifting strength, but stronger than average. I've heard low rep ranges (maximul effort, 5 reps) does this, btmut does little for size, as this recruits the body to better utilize what it has. High reps (13+) are endurance, and 7-10 for hypertrophy. I want more size, but not too much. The look and general idea I'm going for is your typical martial artist of film, such as Shou, picture attached. If I'm right in my theory, on a full body workout,3x/week if two of these are low reps, and one is median, this should effectively do what i want, correct? Mostly strength, but still enough to get me the size I desire? Also, i know this may make a difference, I've switched to (and plan to continue) a ketogenic diet, i know people may bring up carbs. Just can't eat em. At any rate, am i correct in my theory, or is something amiss?


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Anonymous 17/02/10(Fri)19:12 No. 19441

Stay with the medium to high reps and focus more on form and isolating the muscles your working. Increase your protein intake to match your lean body mass. On picture/selfie day dehydrated the shit out of yourself so the muscle definition is more prominent.


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Anonymous 17/02/28(Tue)21:28 No. 19504

So, is this all I'm going to get? Nobody actually giving any assistance?


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Anonymous 17/10/26(Thu)20:46 No. 19994

>>19504
Advice is bad.


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Anonymous 17/12/22(Fri)23:06 No. 20126

>>19440
its best you keep to higher reps, you will still be stronger than average but with healthy bones and joints.

Low rep training is not a good start. And by start I mean - having under 5 years of serious lifting.

Form is very important and every bber out there is stronger than average while keeping in 8-12 rep range. Once you are over 15 reps you can add.

3 times a week might me too much to recover. Consider having A and B workouts and cycling between them every other day in total 3 per week. A B A B A B


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stronglifts 5x5 Anonymous 18/03/01(Thu)01:42 No. 20501

what you are looking for is stronglifts 5x5, it is 5 reps each, 5 sets. just don't keep adding weight like the program suggest, and you will notice a difference in a bout three months. Just use a bar that is 45 pounds.


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Anonymous 18/04/21(Sat)08:28 No. 20898

The reps thing is good science relevant to the speed of achieving specific goals, but it's not nearly as important as you're thinking. There's a direct correlation between the size of muscles as how much weight you can lift. If the weight keeps going up, your muscles will keep getting bigger. Have you ever seen someone deadlift 700 lbs who didn't look like they could deadlift 700 lbs?

You're right that high reps is just endurance. They don't really help strength or size for the simple reason that the time you spend adding endurance is time not spent increasing the weight. The difference between low and medium reps, on the other hand, is probably going to be too slight to be relevant to you unless you get devoted to strength or size at the serious powerlifter or serious bodybuilder level.

I'd suggest medium reps (8-12), but since this board is slow, you've probably had time to try out your low-medium split. If you like it, there's no reason not to stick with it. If you've come to prefer the low rep days or the medium rep days, you could switch to all one or the other. You'll be able to reach your goal whichever you choose, and it'd be pretty surprising if you noticed any significant differences.

The things to keep in mind are, of course, form and safety. If you're switching between low and medium reps--and thus between heavier weight on the low days and lighter weight on the medium days--it could be easy to accidentally develop bad habits because the weight on the medium days doesn't feel as "serious." Also, think about your rest time between sets. The strength focused people tend to take longer rests, which is probably more significant than the actual number of reps. That's for powerlifter, 1RM type strength though. Actual martial artists put more emphasis on endurance because tiring your opponent out is common enough strategy, although you did say that you wanted to look like a movie martial artist, not actually be a marital artist, so I don't know if that's important to you.

The martial artist look tends to suggest very evenly developed musculature, so you might put some thought into that as well. Calisthenic exercises tend to be good for that, just keep in mind that for strength and size you need to spend your time increasing the weight you're moving, not just mastering complex gymnastic skills. As an example, moving from push-ups to one arm push-ups is an increase in weight, but moving from push-ups to two-finger push-ups is an increase in one particularly specialized gymnastic skill.



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