Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
JQTCLE Posts: 7
1/4/13 1:26 P

this seventy two year old says, if I need twenty or thirty reps, bring em on.

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
Fitness Minutes: (122,983)
Posts: 17,742
1/3/13 12:09 P

For this nearly 50 year old. 15 reps is plenty no matter how many sets. Certainly don't want to get hurt.

JQTCLE Posts: 7
1/1/13 2:43 P

a very helpful article, thank you.

25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,109
12/31/12 7:39 P

The above is a link to a great article. At the bottom of the article, are links to more info, if you want to read more.


25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,109
12/31/12 7:35 P

It is recommended to lift an amount of weight that is manageable to a minimum of eight reps, and then try to increase the amount of reps as you get stronger. When you can do 15 reps (for two sets) and feel like you could do more, it's time to increase the weight you are lifting.

When you increase the weight, it should feel challenging to lift by the time you hit eight reps. And so on.....

I'll find an article that can explain it better.

JQTCLE Posts: 7
12/31/12 3:01 P

is it better to do 4 sets of 15 or 3 sets of 20

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Fast Break Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
allergic to nuts 9/17/2012 8:32:49 AM
Really tough 7/10/2013 7:02:23 PM
Whats Your Favorite Cold Weather Food? 3/6/2013 11:46:49 AM
Did you avoid tempting temptations? 2/7/2013 1:53:27 PM
Walked today........ 5/23/2013 9:44:39 AM