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More Reps For Size?


#1

I want to increase muscle mass and size. What rep range should I be focusing on??

Also, how much cardio is okay? I like to do 20 min 5x week. Is that too much?


#2

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#3

I've read many articles and they all say different things. It seems like everyone says something different!


#4

Find out the heaviest you can go for each excercise you do for a full 7 reps.

3x7 scheme for 3 months...increase weight as needed.

Eat good.

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#5

ZERO cardio is the best starting point. Then, you can add in 1 minute per week. Either that, or you can start with 24 hours per day and work backwards, but I don't think that fits well with your first statement.

WHY do you like to do cardio?

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#6

That's because there are many different approaches that work. Give us some more information about your goals, training history, height and weight, current routine, etc. and then we can help you.


#7

I'm really at a low weight. I'm 5' 7'' and about 114lb. I'm a girl though, so I don't need to be massive, but probably another 20 pounds would be good. I have been working out for about 4 years, but I have done too much and ate too little. I lost a ton of fat (I have extremely low body fat - maybe 8-10%) but also strength. Now I need to gain it back. I try to do each body part 3 times per week with 3x15 or 3x12 sets. I just love cardio but I know I need to cut back. I used to do over and hour every day but now I do just 20 minute sessions.

Thanks!