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    Default How many sets should be done for chest???

    I recently learned i was overworking my arms with to many sets. want to know what is the correct number of sets are suppose to be done for chest without over training...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauced41 View Post
    I recently learned i was overworking my arms with to many sets. want to know what is the correct number of sets are suppose to be done for chest without over training...thanks
    Overtraining can be a very individual thing. Often times muscle building is looked at as "I need to do as many sets as possible without overtraining." The opposite really is true...you want to find a way to do as little as possible to stimulate maximum growth, especially as a natural lifter.

    It's a good idea to start with fewer sets and add slightly more over time if your body isn't responding. If you start with too many sets, it's more difficult to reverse engineer a training routine.

    Remember, more is not better. In general, 6 to 9 sets is plenty. Focus on progression of reps weight and weight on each set. Never waste a set.
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    ya that makes sense. i have been increasing my weight on all my sets and i dont feel overworked. But the day after doing chest it is tender to the touch. i am currently doing 4 exercises and each is getting 4 set. so im guessing that is to much. i def get what ur saying about doing less set but focus on the weight im using.

    so should i take a set off of each exercise and focus on more weight but still keep good form?

 

 

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