Do you perform the same repetitions and sets for all lower body and upper body exercise?
I am interested in how other trainers use the repetition and set scheme in a given workout and what they have found to be most effective. From my understanding, different muscle groups require different reps to optimize results. For example, the Soleus is about 80% slow twitch (Type 1) muscle fibers, so for significant results it appears that the repetitions in the standing calf raise needs to be around 20 or more repetitions. What about other muscle groups and exercises?
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Good question. I usually don't follow this rule. Not all muscles are created equal and the type of training I do doesn't require to stay within the above parameters. I'm engaged more into bodyweight training and this rule doesn't apply here (think number of pushups you can do vs. pull-ups vs. squats vs. lunges, etc.). Of course you can do the same number of sets but different number of repetitions/set for each exercise. Probably if you are training for hypertrophy (bodybuilding) keeping the same number of reps and sets for each exercise and muscle group are more important from when training for a different event/sport. It depends on the person, their weaknesses (or not), limitations and what they need to improve the most.
It depends on the client's goal, ability, and the time they have. The short answer is no; I go with the flow. Using the same reps and sets works for the client on a tight schedule, though.
Some people will surprise us, also, by having stronger and/or weaker body parts compared to the norms. That is another reason I love health and fitness...we are all the same but different and vice versa.
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I think you'll find each of us has our own model for training clients that is dependant on the client, rather than theory or a set protocol. The only protocol most of us use that is similar for each client is a baseline assessment and referring the client to a medical professional where warrented.