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Posts tagged "repetitions" within Fit Life

High Reps and Light Weights vs. Low Reps and Heavy Weights?

By Jessica Matthews on Thursday, September 30, 2010


A common belief is that you should use light weights and complete a high number of repetitions if your desire is to "tone," and use heavy weights and perform a low number of repetitions if your goal is to "bulk up". Is this really the case?




When strength training, is it better to do more reps with lighter weights or fewer reps with heavier weights?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We know that regular strength training can have many benefits including increasing muscle fiber size and strength as well as increased bone mineral density, but how much weight should we be using and how many repetitions should we be completing in order to maximize our results?




Should I train my abdominals every day? Also, what ab exercises are best?

By Jessica Matthews on Thursday, September 03, 2009


With abs often the center of conversation, it’s time we get to the core of the matter.