Repetition speed for muscle definition?

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Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by derok » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi, im looking forward to define muscle.

I have sets of like 15 to 20 repetitions using light weights.

So,
At what speed should be each repetition on a set?

A moderate speed or very fast?

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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by Dub » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:34 pm

"Define Muscle". That sounds like some womens magazine term with pink dumbells.
What? Why 15 to 20 with light weights? What? Whatever you are doing, you arent getting any definer muscles with only 15 to 20 reps with light weight.
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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by robertscott » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:21 pm

fast up, slow down

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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:34 pm

Light weights will do nothing for you except waste your time. Muscle definition is largely a product of body fat percentage. If you want to be more defined, you need to lose fat. That's assuming that the muscle is there to define. To get more muscle, get strong. Lift heavy things.
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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by derok » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Light weights will do nothing for you except waste your time. Muscle definition is largely a product of body fat percentage. If you want to be more defined, you need to lose fat. That's assuming that the muscle is there to define. To get more muscle, get strong. Lift heavy things.
But what kind of workout do you recommend?

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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by Stephen Johnson » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:41 pm

derok wrote:Hi, im looking forward to define muscle.
The "skinny" on defining muscle is to lower bodyfat. If your bodyfat is above single digits. you won't have the razor-sharp definition that the "muscle definition" crowd is after. Once your bodyfat is low enough, it doesn't matter what training scheme you use - you'll be able to see your muscles.

Jungledoc wrote:Light weights will do nothing for you except waste your time. Muscle definition is largely a product of body fat percentage. If you want to be more defined, you need to lose fat. That's assuming that the muscle is there to define. To get more muscle, get strong. Lift heavy things.
Ooops! Doc beat me to the punch. :red:
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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:55 pm

If you are just starting out, any good general strength program is great. I feel that specialization (body building, power lifting, Oly lifting, strongman, etc) should come after you build a good foundation of strength. There are several good programs in the stickies on this forum.
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Re: Repetition speed for muscle definition?

Post by derok » Sun May 06, 2012 10:34 pm

Jungledoc wrote:If you are just starting out, any good general strength program is great. I feel that specialization (body building, power lifting, Oly lifting, strongman, etc) should come after you build a good foundation of strength. There are several good programs in the stickies on this forum.
Thanks!

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