Squat challenge question

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Aug 19, 2013 4:02am
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I read on a website tonight that doing 100x religions of squats does nothing to increase muscle mass in the glutes and that it is actually unhealthy. That you should only do 12 - 15 reps at most. I am more than halfway through this challenge and wondering if anyone has any insight into this. Thanks a bunch! :)

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Aug 19, 2013 4:16am
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Doing many reps of little weight will never increase muscle mass for any lift, only muscle endurance. The best way to increase muscle strength is by lifting heavy 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps where the last rep should almost be failure. Muscle mass (body building style) is gained by lifting add much as you can for 3-5 sets of 6-10 reps where the last one should almost be failure again.

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Aug 19, 2013 4:18am
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Thanks so much. Guess I am gonna abandon the challenge.

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13 Posts
Aug 19, 2013 4:20am
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Repetitions should read

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Aug 19, 2013 3:19pm
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I'm confused. So it's not doing anything! OMG what a waste of my time :/
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Aug 19, 2013 3:41pm
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It is increasing muscle endurance, burning calories, and giving you a goal to work to. So it's not doing nothing.

19 Aug
Haha yea. I was gonna keep doing it anyway but better to know there's a good reason to do so
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