Twelve to fifteen repetitions

This is best for developing muscular endurance and learning the feeling of muscular exhaustion. Don't laugh; lots of people have no idea what it feels like to have muscles so tired they won't do another repetition, no matter how hard you beg. You can experience some muscle growth with high-rep sets like these, especially when you're a beginner. But if you continue doing high-rep sets after the first few weeks of lifting, you'll prevent muscle growth. Don't laugh at that, either; Alwyn and I could run out of fingers and toes counting the number of people we've met who were afraid of getting "too bulky," and thus did high-rep sets to the exclusion of exercise that might actually be useful to them.

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