How Many Sets to Build Muscle

May 03, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

How Many Sets To Build Muscle

One question I get frequently is “How many sets does it take to build muscle?” If you are a personal trainer, strength coach or bodybuilder, you know that the answer depends on your goals. How many sets to build muscle is based on whether you want to increase muscle size, power or muscular endurance.

The one thing to remember when choosing sets and reps is that there is an inverse relationship between these two training variables. Generally, the more reps you do, the less sets are required, and vice versa.