Q: I’ve put on some muscle the past few months, but I’ve also added more fat than I care to admit. I figure now’s the time to start thinking about ripping up for spring and summer. Some guys at my gym said that I should start doing higher reps, but then I’ve heard that higher reps don’t burn many more calories and aren’t that great for muscle gains and that lower-rep sets are best to keep muscle. I’m confused! Will high reps help with cuts?
A: The general consensus these days is that bodybuilders should not do high reps for muscularity for the reasons you mentioned; however—and this is a BIG however—we believe high-rep sets, or at least longer tension-time sets of 40 to 50 seconds, will help you get leaner via two specific pathways: [Read more…]