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How many exercises total do I need to do when working on strength?

You need to do a total of 1-4 exercises per body part depending on individual ability level. The beginning individual can do one to two exercises per body part. The intermediate individual could perform two to three exercises per body part while the advanced individual could perform two to four exercises per body part. Keep in mind that the number of exercises you choose per body part will also depend on the load and volume of training you're doing during that particular workout. For example, if the advanced individual is doing a "light day" (lighter weights, more repetitions), they could do more exercises (closer to 4) per body part as the stresses are not so great. However, if they are doing a "heavy day" (heavy weight, more sets), then they may do closer to 2-3 exercises. This will help in making sure they don't overdo it in their workout which over time can lead to injury.

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