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Sets Question

In my current programme I’m typically doing 3 sets per exercise.

I do 8 reps per set and typically lift a heavy weight for me.

Should I be doing more sets?

Cheers, noob out\

3 sets of 8 can work pretty well for the first six months or even a year, but eventually your body gets used to it. Once it stops working you�??ll need to start doing things differently, so learn as much about lifting as you can before you get to that point.

Are you seeing progress?

[quote]Otep wrote:
Are you seeing progress?[/quote]

Yeah, just my diet is slowing it down slightly.
Working on that though.

Most programmes work around 30 reps (3 x 10, 5 x 5 8 x 3) etc etc so 3 x 8 works

Is your total weight you are lifting progressing.

Depending on your overall programme you could do 3 x 8, then try for a 2 x 8 1 x 9

If you dont try to improve your body will get used to it very quickly

[quote]BruceLeeFan wrote:
Otep wrote:
Are you seeing progress?

Yeah, just my diet is slowing it down slightly.
Working on that though.[/quote]

Than what you’re doing is fine.

Add more sets when your progress begins to slow.