Rep Range To Ripped : How Many Reps To Tone Up


Don’t get me wrong, there is far more to toning, defining and getting ripped than simply getting your rep range right. Performing cardio on top of a consistent resistance training regime is great for toning…however, rep range definitely comes into play. When looking to lose body fat and get ripped you need to increase the intensity of the training session, so look at hitting a rep range of 10-12 per set, and try to perform a superset whereby you minimise rest between your bench press and your bicep curls (for example). A superset means you go from one exercise i.e. bench press, straight into a set of 10-12 bicep curls with minimal rest between sets. This increases the energy expenditure of the exercise and depletes glycogen meaning you start dipping into those fat stores around your mid- section.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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