In this video a world champion explains and advises on the best choice for the amount of repetitions to:
A) Keep explosive power
B) Gain muscle
C) Become a great lifter
D) Prevent Injury (Stay young)
Advice From A World Champion
I don’t know if I was, or any coach for that matter, asked “Hey man…can you teach me how to do 20 reps in a row”?
I mention this because we all have a passion for training and lifting, and above I listed some of the biggest reasons we love to lift.
And I know the fitness world aggressively promotes the esthetics and the vanity that comes with lifting, however I’d be a pretty crappy coach if I didn’t care about your body.
One of the greatest feelings coaches get is watching a pupil flourish as they continue to practice and hone their skills.
Injuries are setbacks, and they do happen, but wear and tear is something more, and in many cases it can change you forever.
Wear and tear isn’t a puzzle, there isn’t a scientist scratching his head somewhere saying “Hmm…this is strange, how did this knee get to this state; and why is there no cartilage left”?
It happens to all animals and is sped up with overuse with poor form and of course volume.
I don’t want you to ever have to know what it’s like in that world, so I did a video for you with Jerzy Gregorek, 4 time World Champion Olympic Lifter.
In this video he touches on all of the 4 main points listed above and explains how in the Eastern Bloc, they choose their reps based on purpose.
To find out how many reps are required to gain muscle, watch this video. It may not be the number you think!
To find out how many reps are required to improve your skill, check out this vid.
You want to get stronger but don’t want to lose power, no problem, the answer is in this video.
Enjoy and keep up the great work!