Poliquin mentioned how muscle fiber make-up CONTRIBUTES to rep selection..
I DO realize that we are all genetically different and that most genetic freaks have a tendency to have more fast-twitch fibers vs slow-twitch..i dont know how solid the evidence is towards muscle hyperplasia with regards to weight training so i wont go there..anyways, Poliquin only mentioned that
1) when doing hamstring exercises dont do more than 8 reps because they are predominantly fast twitch.
2) use high reps when doing calf exercises that involve your gastrocnemius (when your knee is bent like seated raises) and use low reps when doing soleus work (when your knee is extended like donkeys/standing calf raises).
I have used that philosophy for those 2 specific bodyparts and have made tremendous gains from them. I am also aware and practice the fact that one needs to CHANGE your routine every couple of months via reps/sets, exercises, TUT (time under tension), rest periods, etc...basically, PERIODIZE... However, I was jus curious if anyone knows the AVERAGE muscle fiber makeup per bodypart..Poliquin mentioned that there is a book out there that has that info and maybe one of you guys have heard of it...i did a search and i think only Vein had a response to a thread and mentioned fiber makeup with the hamstrings.. I have been wt training for over 15 years and was jus looking for that something "new and interesting" for my body...