Friday, May 11, 2012

Quantity "vs" Quality

I get asked all the time, which is better in the weight room, quality of reps or quantity of reps.  To answer this question, we just need to look at the question from an perspective outside of fitness.  In most regards of life quality is usually a better choice than quantity.  For nutrition you would rather eat a quality healthy meal than scarf done a bunch of meals with not nutritional value.  If you have job, you would rather have one great job than  to have a bunch of jobs.  This same approach is true in regards to fitness.  Although you may feel better by doing more repetitions, you always want to make sure you are doing your reps correctly.  Doing things incorrectly can lead to injuries.  If you find yourself in the gym trying to get as many reps as possible and start to lose proper form, remind yourself to slow down or stop so you can get more of a quality workout routine in.

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