[quote=“redwingpitcher”]I’m making a workout and I was just wondering what you guys would recommend for reps for each exercise. I’ll include my goals with that exercise with each one.
SQUAT- get faster, jump higher, just overall leg strength
BENCH PRESS - add mass to chest, more powerful
HANG CLEAN- same as squat
DEADLIFT - same as squat
Squatting = Awesome, assuming correct technique, and strict lifting form. Remember its always more effective, and much safer to do less weight with strict form than it is to do more weight with sloppy form. I was always a big proponent of slow reps, down to a four count, up to a two count.
Deadlifting = Awesome, same assumptions.
Cleans = Never did them, so no opinion.
Bench Press = As a mass builder, i always preferred flat and incline dumbell presses. Flat barbell bench pressing to me is an over rated exercise. Your range of motion is limited, and the temptation to cheat, or do them incorrectly, is very great. People worry more about how much weight they are lifting, and not enough about how the muscle feels as it lifts. And getting that stretch at the bottom of the lift is just as important, IMO, as the lift itself.
EDIT: I should mention that when i was weightlifting, i was doing it as a hobby, and as a training partner for an amateur bodybuilder. I wasnt training for anything like baseball. So take everything i say with that grain of salt.