– In general, you should perform anywhere from 4-12 repetitions per set for the vast majority of your workouts. – The precise rep scheme will depend on what your specific goal is, which can include muscle growth, strength, or endurance.
If you want to build significant amounts of strength, you have to go heavy. If you are only interested in building muscle (hypertrophy), you don’t need to go that heavy.
- Anything greater than 20 reps in a set is probably far too many. - Performing this many reps in a set will have diminishing returns.