What number of sets and reps should you do when learning a new exercise?

numbers of sets and repsWhether you are somebody who is injured and looking to learn a movement which will correct the malfunctions causing the injury, or whether you are injury free and simply looking to learn a new exercise, you need to have an idea of the volume and rep range per set you should be working with.

The first thing you need to be aware of is that learning the feel of the movement plays far more importance than simply striving to get an arbitrary number of repetitions in a set. This plays especially true if you are learning the exercise to help overcome an injury as it is likely you have never properly felt the correct muscles working before. If you are to move correctly in future, you need to learn what each part of the body feels like when it is in correct position at each part of the range. Practising a movement with this in mind helps you feel when you have moved out of correct position, creating an awareness of your own body position within space without needing to see yourself move or have someone observe you. Continue reading