The Best Rep Range for Building Muscle Is…

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*Our guest on this episode, [Menno Henselmans](https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/).*

6-12?

5-8?

10-15?

You’re not sure what to think.

You’ve heard that to get strong, you need to use low reps, and to get big, you should use higher reps.

But then you hear how powerlifters are [huge](https://evidencemag.com/how-to-build-muscle-podcast), and therefore you should train like them, too.

Then you hear how bodybuilders are [more jacked](https://www.t-nation.com/training/why-bodybuilders-are-more-jacked-than-powerlifters) than powerlifters, so you should train like them instead.

Confusing, isn’t it?

Well, in this podcast, [Menno Henselmans](https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/) walks you through the science of muscle gain. By the end, you’ll know what the “best” rep range for muscle growth really is.

We also talk about partial versus full range of motion exercises, autoregulation, rest periods, cardio, and other facets of bodybuilding. Menno is one of the smartest trainers I know, and he just got [published](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25047853) in a major research journal.

You’re going to love this episode.

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### Show Notes

[7 Principles of Exercise Selection](https://www.t-nation.com/training/principles-of-exercise-selection) (This is one of my favorite articles on exercise selection to date. Read it.

[Everything You Need to Know About the Hip Thrust](https://bretcontreras.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-hip-thrust/)

[Curl and Fly Tweaks: Advance Your Chest and Biceps Training](https://www.humanengine.com/index.php/articles/training/item/curl-and-fly-tweaks-advance-your-chest-and-biceps-training-by-menno-henselmans) by Menno Henselmans

[Partial vs. Full Reps… or Both?](https://bretcontreras.com/partial-vs-full-reps-or-both/) by Menno Henselmans

[The Effect of Inter-Set Rest Intervals on Resistance Exercise-Induced Muscle Hypertrophy](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25047853)

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