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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.

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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.

CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,077
12/31/12 7:39 P

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1033


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.

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CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,077
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

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