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How Many Sets Should You Do?

Shared on 06/27/2019 @ 3:59pm by Franklin Antoian
Tags: Exercises | General health | Workouts

A set is a pre-determined numbers of reps that you do for each exercise when you are working out.

For example, "3 sets of 15 reps of bicep curls" means that you'll do 15 bicep curls, take a break and then repeat 15 reps 2 more times.

1 - 2 Sets

If you are new to fitness, then you'll more than likely want to perform just 1 or 2 sets of exercises per body part. Performing more than 2 sets may be too much as a beginner and might result in muscle soreness, injury or slow results.

3 - 4 Sets

Most exercisers who have been workng out for several months to several years will benefit mot from performming 3 to 4 sets per exercise.

3 - 4 sets will fatigue the muscles just enugh, without over doing it or taking too much time.

5 or More Sets

Most people who workout do not need to do more than 4 sets per exercise. If you are a body builder or athlete, there's a good chance that you'll need to do 5 or more sets per exercise in the gym to reach your goals, but for the average to above average gym goer, 3 - 4 sets is best.

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