How is it possible that there are so many incredibly contrasting views about this topic?
I always wonder how many reps I should be doing, but when I google it I get SO many disparate points of view.
Is it something about different muscle fibers?
Before I ever read anything I used to do tons of reps, which did'nt really get me anywhere.
Then I read up on it a little, and find out that I should crank up the weight and lift as much as I can, which will keep the reps low, but that does'nt matter because you will be forced to adapt and grow.
I tried the 5x5 thing, and got some success. Nothing to write home about really, but merely lifting more has done some good.
So I guess I am just looking for input on that. Lets say that if strength is your goal ie being able to lift higher weights, whats the best way to set up your set/rep situation for maximal results?