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Sets? Reps? What do they mean?

If you are new to a fitness or exercise routine, you may have heard these words quite a bit and wondered, “what do those terms mean in terms of my workout?” With that in mind, I thought I would give a quick explanation of what the difference is between these two fitness terms.

The first term you will hear a lot is “rep” or repetition. A rep is how many times you repeat a specific exercise movement at one time before switching to another exercise.

For example, in my Office Workouts 101: Leg Day video, I did a set of 15 squat reps before moving on to wall sits or lunges. So for you this might look like 15 squats, or 1 minute of wall sits, or even 15 lunges. Each completed movement (or unit of time for wall sits) counts as a single rep.

Additionally, a set is how many times you perform a rep during your entire workout session.

For example, in that same Office Workouts 101: Leg Day video, I recommended doing 3-5 reps of each set. So what that would mean for you is that you would follow this format:

  • Set 1: 15 squat reps, then 1 minute of wall sits, followed by 15 lunge reps
  • Set 2: 15 squat reps, then 1 minute of wall sits, followed by 15 lunge reps
  • Set 3: 15 squat reps, then 1 minute of wall sits, followed by 15 lunge reps

Do you see how we repeated each complete repetition of exercises for a total of three sets?

Here is a copy of that video so you can see what I mean.

exercises-sets-and-reps

If you have any questions please leave them down below and I will answer them as best I can.

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Cheers,

Fey

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