Wonder how many repetitions to fatigue you should do? You’re not alone. This Flipping 50 community question comes from Shelly and our Insiders Facebook group. (link below)
“20 for a set or a full minute, am I using too heavy of weights if I fatigue at 6 or 7? Maybe better question is “is there a MINIMUM number of reps [I] should be doing?” And then do I just wait as Debra finishes up or should I pause and do a few more once I get rested?” – Shelly
How many repetitions to fatigue that is ideal for you depends on several things:
- Your current fitness status – specifically experience lifting weights
- Your biggest priority – gain muscle, lose fat/weight, build bone
- Conditions or existing injuries – joint issues, osteoporosis, arthritis
- Hormone status
- Body type – after you’ve got a foundation using this can be helpful
- What is the protocol you’re following and why
First, reaching fatigue is to be congratulated! You’re doing things right!
But if you’re following a program that is for higher reps and lower weight for a reason… you’re missing the mark.
So, to start determining how many repetitions to fatigue YOU need ask this:
- Why are you doing this specific program or protocol?
- Is it a fit for the needs you have right now and what it is you want (both)?
If so, continue to follow it.
If not, ditch it and switch to what is a better match.
The 5 Day Flip mentioned in this episode.
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