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What is a repetition?

A repetition can be defined as one complete movement of a particular exercise.Repetitions are simply a means to count the number of exercise movements performed in a given amount of time.Changing the tempo of repetitions directly affects the amount of time that the muscles are kept under tension.The total time that the muscles are under tension during exercise determine what response they will have from the training program. For example, muscle endurance is best achieved by performing 12-25 repetitions, muscle size is best achieved by performing 8-12 repetitions, and maximal muscle strength is best achieved by performing 1-5 repetitions.

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