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Which is better for weight loss

Anonymous
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Doing more reps on a work out machine at a lower weight or doing less reps at a higher weight?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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katemckenzie
by Kate on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM
More at lower. Less at higher is for bulking up.
mamakat070812
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

More at lower

.strawberry.
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

More on lower.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM
More @ lower
squeekers
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

 

bellygirl
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

For weight loss, it's more reps at less weight.  For building muscle, it's less reps with higher weights.  

mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Feb. 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM
You want to use heavy weights to lose weight. When you build muscle you burn more calories and fat at rest and during cardio. Lifting heavier weights will get you there much faster than pulling light weights. You should pull heavy weights for 3 sets and each set should be heavier than the last..for instance, when I pull the chest press, I start at 50 lb and do 10 reps, the next set of 10 I pull 55 and the last set I pull 60 lbs...I do this with every machine..
Eta: this comes straight from my Personal Trainer textbooks.. I was studying to be a PT until I suffered some debilitating back injuries that have now prevented me from being a PT.
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