On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing which is more effective, high reps or low reps for fat loss.
Do higher rep ranges create better fat loss results?
If not, what is the best training method for fat loss?
Let’s discuss, because I see this all the time, especially from my Live Lean ladies.
I’m referring to performing excessively high reps in hopes of burning more fat.
This high rep range could sometimes be in the 25-50 rep range.
Sure, doing 50 continuous reps of an exercise may feel like a burn and make you sweat like crazy.
But trust me, this high rep range does not work as well for fat loss compared to the 8-12 rep range, otherwise known as the hypertrophy range.
Hypertrophy simply means growth.
So if your goal is fat loss, always remember this.
You need to build muscle to increase your metabolism.
Regardless if you’re a guy or a girl, muscle is the metabolic driver.
The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn throughout the day, thus the less fat you will store.
Muscle is also the key to looking and staying young.
And I have to always say this.
The reason is simple.
A female’s body does not naturally produce the amount of testosterone required to get bulky.
Therefore, don’t be afraid to lift heavier weights.
Again, I typically recommend you focus on training in the hypertrophy zone of 8-12 reps.
Each set should last between 40-70 seconds, depending on the prescribed tempo listed in your Live Lean workout program.
Tempo is usually indicated in your Live Lean program as a 4 digit number, for example: 3010
The tempo of the exercise indicates is the amount of time it takes you to:
An example of a 3010 tempo would mean to:
These multi-joint exercises work your biggest muscle groups and will create the greatest calorie burn.
They also maximize the golden ticket to leanness, the Afterburn Effect.
How sweet it is.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.