Besides pull ups, all of my lifting is done in a very low rep range.

Besides pull ups, all of my lifting is done in a very low rep range. For OHP, bench press, and squats I never go above 3 reps. Once I can get a set of 3 without too much trouble, I move up the weight. Then I do heavy doubles or even singles until I am strong enough to get a set of 3, ad infinitum. But IST tells me I need to be doing more volume. What gives? Is there something wrong with low rep range training? I’m going to stick with it until my linear progression slows.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like it op, how are your aesthetic gains?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have gained a significant amount of muscle since I started lifting consistently about 8 months ago. I still look like shit because I haven’t been lifting long, but I look much better than before.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No man I don’t look good. I’m still a young lifter, but I have noticeably more muscle now.

        You can do literally anything for noob gains

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Including fucking your mother?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post body

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No man I don’t look good. I’m still a young lifter, but I have noticeably more muscle now.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do what works until progressions slows

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I will mein negger

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit tier

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      y tho

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based bronson

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I read that too

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          read what

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        who be that bro

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump and booba

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how many sets are you doing with those low reps? and do you just hit the lift once per week or multiple times per week? for mass as long as you do enough sets i think that is fine, but if you are doing high % weight it can be taxing and take a while to rest for all those sets. i would at least add some accessories or take a few weeks every once in awhile and do higher rep stuff. even if just a couple weeks every 10 weeks or whatever. at least once you plateau doing higher rep work can help push through that. another idea is to do a heavy day like youre doing and have an extra day for lighter weight and higher volume for that lift

      sauce

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Usually quite a few sets. I try to get in around 10 reps total when I lift, whether it’s doubles or singles. I lift probably 5 days a week and stick to one main compound a day. So I’ll bench one day, squat the next, OHP the day after that, and so on. I do plan on adding some high volume assistance exercises as well.
        >sauce
        Virginia Bell

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          booba

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're new thats fine
    Dont really listen to anyone else because I find fitness to be very anecdote based, but I personally think that doing the big compounds in low reps is fine as long as you do some "accessory" lifts which your muscles may respond better to in a higher rep range
    Personally I feel like my biceps respond better to more volume, same for triceps

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool. I’m thinking of adding these assistance exercises:
      lateral raises
      bicep curls
      dumbbell flys
      I feel like my triceps should get sufficient work since I do both OHP and bench press.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you're new thats fine
        Dont really listen to anyone else because I find fitness to be very anecdote based, but I personally think that doing the big compounds in low reps is fine as long as you do some "accessory" lifts which your muscles may respond better to in a higher rep range
        Personally I feel like my biceps respond better to more volume, same for triceps

        https://i.imgur.com/WbPj5El.jpg

        Besides pull ups, all of my lifting is done in a very low rep range. For OHP, bench press, and squats I never go above 3 reps. Once I can get a set of 3 without too much trouble, I move up the weight. Then I do heavy doubles or even singles until I am strong enough to get a set of 3, ad infinitum. But IST tells me I need to be doing more volume. What gives? Is there something wrong with low rep range training? I’m going to stick with it until my linear progression slows.

        Fine if your goal is to be healthy (as long as you’re not fucking up your joints ego lifting) and decently strong. Not fine if you want to look good unless you’re a turbomanlet

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Not fine if you want to look good unless you’re a turbomanlet
          Uhhhh…. I’m tall mein negger. I’m ok with being skinny though, as long as I have strength. Will I make it bro?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My guess is that you would be burning fewer calories in a workout. So while you're doing what's needed to build muscle, you're probably not going to look great.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My guess is that you should look at these big tits moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, I always forget when school holidays are on. Thanks for reminding me.mynsw

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