This is a training blog post by Grant Lofthouse
Question: In your article â?? the best rep range for fat loss without cardio, you mention it being somewhere between 3-8 depending on your fitness, strength and experience. However Iâ??m a little stumped as choosing the right weight if I use a rep range of 6-8 or any rep range for that matter. How do I know if Iâ??m choosing the right weight based the recommend rep range?
The answer is actually quite simple. I like using the 80% rule by Senior RKC, Max Shank. So I tell all my online clients that if my program says to do 3-5 reps you will pick a weight that is 80% of your 3-5 rep max.
Letâ??s say your 5 rep max deadlift is 120 kilos. 80% of 120 is roughly 95 kilos. So you will use 90-95 kilos for your working sets.
Now that is not written in stone, there are other things you need to consider such asâ?¦