How Many Sets and Reps Should I Do? (Building a Workout)

How Many Sets and Reps Should I Do? (Building a Workout)

As we mentioned throughout our Strength Training 101 series, how many reps and sets you should do is really going to be dependent on your goals. Alright, let’s break down reps and sets for you, because I can see you still have questions. When deciding on how many sets and reps to do, it begins by asking “What am I trying to get out of this workout? 3 sets became popular in 1948 when the physician Thomas L. DeLorme suggested 3 sets of 10 reps to be an effective form of weight training. Don’t stress yourself out by worrying if you should do 5 sets or 4 sets or 3 sets.

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