Good question. Lots of people who make it to the gym find themselves unsure of how many reps, exercises, and weights to use. Let's talk about REPS here.
REPS are short for 'repetition'. If you do a Bicep Curl 10 times, you just did 10 'reps'.
So how many reps should you do? Let's answer that question 4 ways:
1. If you are a beginner, pick a weight that allows you to comfortably do 20 reps.
2. For a high caloric burn workout, 15 or more reps is suggested.
3. For muscle toning (hypertrophy) and general fitness, perform 8-12 reps.
4. Strictly looking for strength? You just need 1-6 reps. Be careful and always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
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