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Muscle-Building Workout and Diet


Hi guys. This is Max Tapper again, for Howcast. What I’m going to do today is talk about a
set. So, what exactly is a set? A set basically is just a certain number of
repetitions that you choose to do in any exercise. So, say if I pick up a dumbbell and I want
to work my chest and I’m going 10 to 12 repetitions, after 12 repetitions, that is one set. Okay? Now, you can choose different repetitions
for different reasons, depending on what you’re trying to achieve. Let’s say your goal is just complete strength. A lot of times they’ll do six sets of repetitions. If your goal is to build muscle, like hypertrophy,
then we’ll work somewhere between 10 – 12 repetitions, and that’s one set. If your goal is for endurance, then you’re
doing 15-20 reps, and that is still one set. So, a set basically is just a certain amount
of repetitions. That’s all. All right guys? Get out there. Do your sets and be safe.

11 thoughts on “What Is a Set? | Gym Workout

  1. Leon is a jackass, s33thr3w a set is basically how many times you consecutively lift/push/pull that particular weight without stopping. You get to choose how many this is (called repetition or reps for short). E.g. On the bench press I push the weight from my chest upwards 10 times then stop for a short break, I start over doing it 10 times again, in total this is 2 sets, 10 reps each. Hope that makes sense.

  2. How is the title misleading? It clearly states both the words "sets" and "gym". Surely you can't be that ignorant?

    And this is coming from a maths major.

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