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Repetition Compulsion ...
If you've read my previous articles you'll know that when it comes to muscle growth, I lean towards time under tension and adequate rest periods as being the culprit to eliciting muscle growth for bodybuilders.
The Repetition - The Best Rep for the Best Results
Written by Jim Brewster ...
by Nick Nilsson
Do Any of These Styles Describe You?
1-RM Tests (Repetition maximum tests)
purpose: to measure maximum strength of various muscle and muscle groups.
procedure: One repetition maximum tests (1-RM) is a popular method of measuring isotonic muscle strength.
After you have warmed up by using a light weight for 12 or 20 reps, choose a weight for your next set that will challenge you for your goal number of repetitions.
Repetition A repetition (often called a "rep") is a single completion through the full range of motion of a particular exercise.
The word reps is a shortening of repetitions. A Repetition is one complete movement of an exercise. This must be a complete range of motion of the exercise and must be performed correclty.
The purpose of a repetition is to create tension in the muscle through a full range of motion, that when repeated throughout a set, would fatigue a muscle.
Repetition One complete movement of an exercise.
Rep Out Repeat the same movement over and over until you are unable to do anymore.
Reps Abbreviation for REPETITIONS.
Repetition or "Rep" - A single movement, as in doing one squat. This is going down and then going back up. For toning, strength and endurance, do more reps at a lower weight.
Speed of repetition, cadence, or time under tension
Tempo Training Shorthand (seconds) ...
Repetitions. In strengthening activities, the number of times a weight is lifted.
Resistance training. Exercise applying resistance to movement, such as using weights or stretch bands.
Repetition Maximum (1RP) - Similar to absolute strength, the maximum you can lift in one go.
Slow Twitch - Muscle cells that contract slowly and are resistant to fatigue. Good for long distance running or swimming.
A useful running term, this indicates the number of work intervals in one set. For example, an interval training prescription of 5 x 200m would constitute one set of five repetitions of 200m runs.
Repetition (rep) - The number of times you lift and lower a weight in one set of an exercise. For example, if you lift and lower a weight 10 times before set-ting the weight down, you have completed 10 "reps" in one set.
One complete execution of an exercise, often used in strength / weight training.
Also known as rep.
One complete movement of an exercise.
Repitition Maximum (RM)
This is the maximum number of repetitions per set that can be performed at a given resistance with proper lifting technique.
Repetition or "rep": Repeating the performance of an action or movement.
Rest Interval: The length of time in between sets of an exercise that allows muscles to rest before the next set.
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Repetition- The number of times an exercise is repeated within a single exercise “set.'
Resistance training- See “Strength training' ...
Each individual count of an exercise that is performed. Series of repetitions called "sets" are performed on each exercise in your training program.
The act of repeating an action/ movement.
Resting Heart Rate
A measure of heat beats per minute when the body is completely at rest, such as in the morning right out of bed.
Repetition - The number of times you perform a certain movement to complete a set. More commonly abbreviated to 'rep,' the quantity represents the desired adaptation and determines the amount of rest you will require.
Goal Repetitions: The number of planned repetitions designated to perform during an exercise session.
Goal Setting: A plan or strategy for causing a behavioral change.
Do 15 Repetitions per Side
As you move through this exercise, you should take care that you exercise both sides of your body equally. To achieve this, start out with 15 repetitions of this exercise per side.
Load - Repetition Relationship
The strength training zone requires you to use loads in the range of 60% to 100% of 1RM. The relationship of percentage loads to number of repetitions (rounded up) to failure is as follows: ...
Forced repetitions -- Assistance to perform additional repetitions of an exercise when muscles can no longer complete movement on their own.
One complete movement of an exercise as in doing one squat. This is going down and then going back up.
Repetitions: Perform 3-5 for each stretch
Stretch slowly and smoothly; Never bounce
Maintain normal breathing during each movement
Focus attention on muscle being stretched; try to limit movement in other body parts ...
Repetitions = number of times you complete each exercise in a row.
Resistance Training = weight training to strengthen the muscle groups.
Resting Metabolic Rate = minimum number of calories a person needs to survive.
Repetitions The number of times an exercise is repeated in one set.
Resting Heart Rate (RHR) Your pulse at rest.
Repetitions can be reasonably high as the nature of some exercises means there can be up to 20 seconds between efforts - for example when a medicine ball has to be retrieved.
Repetition or "rep" - One complete exercise that includes both concentric and eccentric movements.
A repetition (or "rep") is the act of lifting and lowering a weight once in a controlled manner. A "set" consists of several repetitions performed one after another with no break between them.
Do repetitions of abdominal crunches (modified sit-ups), side-lying leg lifts, and squats.
High-repetition resistance training may be technically less intense than using heavier weight, but it won't feel like it. This kind of training induces a wicked pump, and you may be very sore as your body adapts to the training.
*RPE (Ratings of Perceived Exertion) is a scale used to monitor intensity based on the exerciser’s perception of intensity.
Higher repetition during weight lifting sessions stimulate the slow twitch muscle fibers and promote muscle endurance.
*Do 10 repetitions
Assume a push-up position with your arms straight and your body in a straight line from your head to your ankles. Without changing the posture of your lower back (it should be arched), raise your right knee toward your chest.
Do the repetitions in a slow, continuous and controlled manner and remember to breathe out as you perform the contraction and breathe in as you go back to the starting position.
As you get more advanced, you can add an extra set to the routine above.
Forced repetitions are a popular method for adding intensity to a resistance training program. Forced repetitions are repetitions performed after a person has gone to failure.
Do Lower Repetitions
Once you've learn proper technique and form, then it's time to include lower repetition into your routine. Lowering your reps means you need to lift heavier weights, which will help you gain more strength.
Perform 8-12 repetitions of each exercise (resulting in failure at the last rep)
Work up to four to six complete circuits.
Quadriceps (Upper leg), Hamstrings ...
The number of repetitions chosen for each exercise depends on the amount of resistance (weight) you're using. Maximum resistance is the most weight you can lift with proper form one time.
You've heard it several times: "10-12 repetitions", "Squats!" "4-6 weeks!?" This time is different. You're reading this article because you are interested in running better.
The number of repetitions you do and the weight you use is dependent on your goals and the phase of training you're in.
To do all the repetitions of all exercises in the following would take at least 30 minutes. It is encouraged to try all the stretches and then decide what works best for you.
Doing some girly program where you do a huge number of repetitions with tiny weights won't do you much good (including if you are, in fact, a girl).
Body builders usually do more sets and repetitions of exercises and more exercises per body part than weight lifters or strength athletes. Their goal is to build large, defined, symmetrical muscles.
Don't go overboard with performing loads of repetitions. Rather than trying to achieve 5 x 100 crunches per exercise, hold for a count of 2-3, each rep you perform using 3 sets (per exercise) x 15-25 burning reps.
How many sets and repetitions should I do? A. This will vary depending upon your goal. If you are training to increase strength, due fewer sets but higher intensity (1-2 sets to failure per exercise).
Change your weight as well as the number of repetitions performed. If you normally do 12-15 repetitions then increase the weight and do 6-8. The key is to challenge your muscles in a new way.
Start with 3 repetitions of 3 to 5 minutes strong, and the same mild weather between repetitions. Use a hard to gain power development and increases a couple of reps every week or time of the same (5 to 6 minutes). Repeat twice a week.
Perform three sets of 8-10 repetitions (or reps) of each exercise, starting out with a light weight to warm up and increasing the weight slightly with the second and third sets.
For this scheme, you'll need to know (roughly) your 1 repetition maximum for whatever exercise you are performing. I'd recommend low balling this figure a bit. If you know you could bench 300 lbs.
The maximum amount of weight you can lift during one repetition. In other words, it's the maximum resistance your muscles can overcome in one repetition.
Muscle memory is the process of learning and improving motor skills through practice and repetition. It doesn't really happen in the muscles, but in the brain, which is why it is also called motor learning.
- 10 repetitions at heavy resistance
- 3 sets of each exercise
- 1 min rest intervals
- Consume both carbohydrates and protein before and after workouts.
Start with a weight that's comfortable to handle and keep it up for eight repetitions. Gradually add more repetitions until you can complete 12 repetitions.
Start out with 1 set of 10 to 15 repetitions eventually building up to 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions using weights that make your muscles feel fatigued when you get to the end of each set.
See also: Exercise, Muscle, Fitness, Strength, Workout